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In California, officials with the city of Oakland have been working for more than a year to create and implement the city’s Dispensary Equity Permit Program, and with the winners of Oakland dispensary licenses having been announced, the fruits of their labor are being realized.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland held a public drawing today to select qualified individuals and businesses to be eligible for four (4) new cannabis dispensary permits made available specifically to equity applicants. Those selected were Alphonso T. Blunt Jr., Marshall Crosby, Rickey McCullough, and Zhongzhang Yan.
A previously pot-friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes.
On Jan. 8, 2018, the Bread Basket of Canada announced that approximately 60 Saskatchewan cannabis retail permits will be awarded to private operators distributed across 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations that have populations of at least 2,500.
On Dec. 6, 2017, Chief Susan Ballard of the Honolulu Police Department acknowledged that the department’s policy demanding medical marijuana patients surrender their guns was faulty.
San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.
While prospective California cannabis businesses were notified recently by the Department of Tax and Fee Administration that they need to go ahead and register with the CDTFA for a seller’s permit, there are seven additional things California cannabis businesses need to know about tax rates and registration.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Individuals planning to sell cannabis or cannabis products on January 1, 2018, must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller’s permit.
While the Pennsylvania medical cannabis program has been under the microscope for its application scoring practices, it has now taken a critical step forward in becoming fully operational.
A letter addressing recent cannabis raids by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Mendocino County was scrapped by the Board of Supervisors.
With legalized recreational marijuana sales fast approaching, San Francisco is set to create a new Office of Cannabis to handle cannabis permits and complaints and serve as a centralized resource for the public and businesses.
Sonoma County businesses are now applying for commercial marijuana permits.
In California, Sonoma County workers have been busy preparing for the expected rush of business owners waiting at the county’s door on July 5, 2017. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sonoma County medical marijuana business applications will be accepted at departments throughout the county.
On June 30, 2017, Denver’s licensing officials released final rules regulating the city’s pilot program to allow social marijuana use within city limits.
Pennsylvania medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017. In anticipation of an increase in customers on July 5, the Permit Center will have additional staffing and processes in place to serve the cannabis customers and to limit the impact on existing Permit Sonoma (Permit and Resource Management Department) customers. The Permit Center will also extend public hours on July 5, operating from 8am to 4pm (previously 10:30 to 4).
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is to announce which companies are the first to receive medical marijuana permits.
Oakland, Calif., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the City of Oakland released its Medical Cannabis Permit Application for individuals interested in cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, testing or transporting medical cannabis in Oakland.
Investors envision Adelanto bustling with marijuana-related businesses. As Mayor Richard Kerr says, the city will be the “Silicon Valley of medical marijuana.”
From fiber to clothes to biomedicine, industrial hemp is fueling new opportunities across the United States, and a newly signed South Carolina hemp bill is going to give South Carolinians the opportunity to enter the re-emerging market of hemp.
On April 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on its medical marijuana program, announcing that it has currently received over 500 medical marijuana applications from prospective growers, processors and dispensaries.
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.
On March 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has launched an online survey to gather input from state-licensed physicians who plan to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: VP / FSE: 1JV1) (“Vodis” or the “Company”) announces today they have received municipal building permits to complete construction to the full 10,000 square foot of production canopy space of their Bellingham facility tenanted to Tier 2 cannabis licensee, Our Church International LLC (“OCI”)
The water consumed by California marijuana growers will now be regulated by state officials under a new program that could be up and running within a year.
On May 17, 2016, Oakland City Council approved the Dispensary Equity Permit Program, a program that requires half of new dispensary permits to be reserved for residents of East Oakland or those convicted of a marijuana-related offense within the past 10 years.
Often, when a would-be dispensary operator with a state license finds him or herself unable to open because of local zoning regulations, it is a fairly recognizable as back-door prohibitionism.
In September 2014, New York became the most recent state to pass legislation legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Signed by Gov.
The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who’s now a Latino issues advocate and two brothers who own a popular bar and video game arcade.
Before close of business on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, state officials in Illinois announced the number of grower and dispensary applications it received for its Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. According to the Associated Press, “more than 350 groups have applied to be the first to legally grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois.”