Tag Archives: Sacramento

California Attorney General and Banking System for Cannabis

Attorney General Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

Attorney General Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry to participate in the banking system in states that have legalized medicinal or adult use of cannabis. The recent decision by the Trump Department of Justice to rescind prior federal guidance rolled back critical protections for the legal cannabis industry.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

CDFA, Bureau of Cannabis Control and Department of Public Health Offer Workshops on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the California Department of Public Health, are offering 14 workshops in January and February on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace system.

California Drugged Driving PSA Nixed Over Concerns It Encouraged Cannabis Use

California Drugged Driving PSA Nixed Over Concerns It Encouraged Cannabis Use

Cannabis may be legal in California, but that doesn’t mean that reefer madness has gone away. According to a report by FOX40, the California Department of Traffic Safety has pulled an anti-drugged-driving PSA over concerns that it encouraged cannabis use.

Bureau of Cannabis Control Launches Online Licensing Application System and Commercial Cannabis Licenses Operating

More Than 400 State-Licensed Cannabis Businesses Operating On California’s First Day of Legal Commercial Cannabis Activity

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 1, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Temporary licenses issued by the Bureau of Cannabis Control for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers are now in effect and businesses can begin operating in California’s newly-legal commercial cannabis market. More than 400 Cannabis operators, from Shasta Lake to the City of San Diego, now hold state licenses in the largest cannabis market in the country.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

CDFA Now Accepting Temporary Cannabis Licensing Applications

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for temporary commercial cannabis licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.

Bureau of Cannabis Control Launches Online Licensing Application System and Commercial Cannabis Licenses Operating

Bureau of Cannabis Control Issues First Licenses For Commercial Cannabis Activity

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today issued the first group of commercial cannabis temporary licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses and testing laboratories via its online licensing system.

UC DAVIS MML Enactment

Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws on Teen Substance Use Differs by Grade

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A study assessing the impact of medical marijuana laws (MML) on adolescent substance use has found decreased use of all substances among 8th graders, no change among 10th graders and increased non-medical use of prescription opioids and cigarette use among 12th graders, following MML enactment.

Regulation Questions Swirl as Sacramento Draws Closer to Recreational Marijuana

Regulation Questions Swirl as Sacramento Draws Closer to Recreational Marijuana

For months, Joe Devlin and his team have been working to create the rules and regulations for each aspect of Sacramento’s cannabis industry, including cultivation, delivery, dispensary, testing, and transportation.

Canna-Hub

Canna-Hub Now Accepting Lease Commitments Within First-of-its-Kind Cannabis Business Community in Williams, California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry, today announced it is accepting lease commitments at its first-of-its-kind cannabis business community in City of Williams, California, offering cannabis business operators the ability to lease space in newly constructed multi-tenant facilities designed specifically for cannabis operations.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

CDFA Schedules Training Workshops for Cannabis Cultivators Seeking Information on Applications for Licensing

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division is announcing a series of 10 workshops in late November and December for training on completing applications for state licensing.

CANNABIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review.

Register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

Cannabis Sellers Must Register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

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.

John Chiang and Cannabis Banking and Lack of Banking

Treasurer Chiang Releases Recommendations to Address Lack of Banking for Cannabis Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang today released a report outlining steps California can take to address the lack of banking services that force much of the cannabis industry to operate in cash.

CANNABIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Host First Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that it will host the first public Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, November 16 in Sacramento.

John Chiang and Cannabis Banking and Lack of Banking

Treasurer Chiang Unveils Findings and Recommendations On Cannabis Banking After Year-Long Study

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang will release a report on steps California can take to address a lack of banking services that forces much of the cannabis industry to operate business in cash.

CANNABIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshop in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Los Angeles on October 12. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

Department of Consumer Affairs Announces Appointments to Cannabis Advisory Committee

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Consumer Affairs today announced the members of the state’s new Cannabis Advisory Committee under the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC).

CANNABIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Three Upcoming Public Licensing Workshops

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ —The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced plans to host three public licensing workshops. The workshops will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

marcinmaslowski / 123RF Stock Photo

Audit Reveals Unreported Cash Transactions at Dispensaries in Sacramento

There’s new scrutiny over medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento. A city audit found widespread trouble, including concern over pot shops’ possible unreported cash transactions and the possible hit to city tax revenue.

CANNABIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Licensing Authorities Announce Withdrawal of Proposed Medical Cannabis Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – California’s three cannabis licensing authorities announced today the official withdrawal of the medical cannabis regulations that were proposed in late spring by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch and Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing.

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold CEQA Study Results Workshop in Fresno

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will hold a public workshop in Fresno to receive comments regarding the recent release of its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for its regulatory licensing and enforcement program (Proposed Program) for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories and microbusinesses.

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold CEQA Study Results Workshop in Long Beach

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will hold a public workshop in Long Beach to receive comments regarding the recent release of its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for its regulatory licensing and enforcement program (Proposed Program) for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories and microbusinesses.

Senator Gaines Calls For State Of Emergency In Siskiyou County Due To Marijuana Grows

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) sent the following letter to Governor Brown requesting that he declare a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County related to the rampant illegal marijuana grows.

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Pot Use While Driving or Riding in Cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Smoking or consuming marijuana in any form while driving or riding in vehicles will be specifically prohibited by law in California come January 1 under a bill by Senator Jerry Hill that Governor Brown signed Monday.

Canna-Hub Announces Launch of California’s Largest, Most Sophisticated Cannabis Real Estate Portfolio to Help Business Owners Capture Green Rush

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry, today announced its innovative cannabis real estate development business model to help current and prospective cannabis licensees secure properly zoned property for their cannabis businesses in California.

Things to Know About the California Counties Cannabis Summit

Things to Know About the California Counties Cannabis Summit

With the upcoming implementation of Proposition 64 on Jan. 1, 2018, the California State Association of Counties, the Rural County Representatives of California and the Urban Counties of California joined forces to co-sponsor the California Counties Cannabis Summit on July 19, 2017, in Sacramento, to get on the same page.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Hear Updates on Regional Collaboration Initiatives, California Fairs and the CalCannabis Program on July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates on a variety of programs impacting agricultural communities across the state at its upcoming meeting on July 11th in Sacramento. Discussion items include an overview of regional collaborations aimed to develop agricultural workforce strategies and accelerate on-farm innovation, as well as updates on CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program and California’s Fair Network.

RCRC - Proposed Cannabis Regulations

Counties Submit Comments Regarding Proposed Cannabis Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This week, RCRC, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC) submitted comments on the proposed cannabis regulations from the State licensing agencies.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

CDFA Announces Public Review and Comment Period for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for Cannabis Cultivation

SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) outlining potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations.

Libertarians

Libertarians Object to Proposed Marijuana Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Libertarian Party of California strongly supports legal marijuana, for either medical or recreational use. However, we oppose the increase in new laws and regulations that has accompanied this trend.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

In 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population. So what will change for the medical industry since the legalization of marijuana? Prices.

California Medical Cannabis Regulation Meeting in Los Angeles

California Medical Cannabis Regulation Meeting in Los Angeles

The California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is holding a public regulation hearing on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The event, the second of four scheduled hearings, gives stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the proposed California medical cannabis regulations.

MRTA CDHS

Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California Sue City of Fontana Over Ordinance That Conflicts With Rights Granted by California’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California filed a lawsuit against the City of Fontana challenging a city ordinance that is in conflict with Proposition 64 (also known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” or “AUMA”).

MRTA CDHS

Legislation (AB 1578) to Protect Californians Against Federal Attacks on Lawful Marijuana Activity Passes California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Last night, the California State Assembly passed legislation that would prohibit state and local agencies from using resources to assist federal law enforcement authorities with marijuana enforcement against people in compliance with California state law.

Insurance Department Connects Stakeholders to Discuss Cannabis Regulations and Insurance Issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones convened 63 insurance-related stakeholders to make sure they have time to comment on cannabis-related regulations with insurance provisions currently under consideration by other state agencies.


Page 1 of 212
Top