After spending the bulk of his professional career enforcing federal cannabis law, former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is cashing in on the state’s legal cannabis industry by co-founding his own cannabis distribution firm.
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On Sept. 25, 2017, a Los Angeles City Council committee approved revised draft regulations for the city’s cannabis industry. While the original draft regulations were released on June 8, the revised version wasn’t released until Sept. 22, giving industry members little time to prepare for the meeting on Sept. 25.
All across the state of California, some cities and municipalities have chosen to ignore federal immigration policy, each declaring themselves a “sanctuary city” of immigrants. Now one state lawmaker wants to make California a sanctuary state for legal marijuana.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — “On a bustling stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard lined by vintage stores and eateries, the MedMen shop looks right at home,” the Los Angeles Times proclaimed in a front-page article this week headlined “For Pot Shops, a Whiff of Luxury.”
On Jan. 1, 2017, residents of Los Angeles woke up to find that one of their most treasured landmarks had become the victim of a New Year’s prank. An unknown prankster scaled Mount Lee in the New Year’s early hours and changed the city’s famous Hollywood sign to “Hollyweed.”
On Nov. 4, 2016, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi revealed that she will be voting for Proposition 64, a state ballot measure that if passed by voters would legalize recreational marijuana in California.
Six years after a similar initiative was rejected, a clear majority of California voters supports a measure on the November ballot that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in their state, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
On July 25, 2016, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted 3-2 to scrap a proposed ballot initiative that would have levied a county-wide tax on marijuana.
On July 12, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to place an initiative on the November ballot that would levy a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana and use the proceeds to help fight chronic homeless.
On Nov. 4, 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation approved personal use of marijuana, including growing, harvesting, preparing and possessing the plant, for the four plaintiffs addressed in the court’s ruling.
Since the central issue for the legal marijuana industry is the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, a new focus on re-classification could be promising.