California Cannabis Updates

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MJ Biz Article: California marijuana businesses beg gov to veto product label legislation that includes a ban on depicting robots smoking weed

California marijuana companies are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto a recently passed bill that’s meant to deter children from using cannabis products, claiming the legislation would instead ban many existing brands’ current logos while doing nothing to curb the illicit market. The California Assembly last week passed Assembly Bill 1207, which prohibits any cannabis product package or […]

Californian Assembly Says Yes To Cannabis Cafes – Up To The Gov Now To Sign On Dotted Line

Marijuana Moment A California bill to legalize marijuana cafes—allowing dispensaries to offer non-cannabis food and drinks at their location if they receive local approval—is officially heading to the governor’s desk. Days after the Senate passed a slightly amended version of the legislation from Assemblymember Matt Haney (D), the Assembly concurred with the opposite chamber’s changes on […]

Kern County, Police Shut Down Seven Unlicensed Dispensaries

Via High Times Seven unlicensed dispensaries in Rosamond, California were shut down by Kern County Sheriff’s office deputies Wednesday, reports the Sierra Sun Times. The dispensaries were stocked with quality pot, offered loyalty programs, and offered raffles and other promotional items. They appear to be almost indistinguishable from legal dispensaries in nearby communities that allow retail stores. While […]

Oldies Want A Dispensary – Walnut Creek Says No.

Considering the late great American counter-culture intellectual and writer  Hunter S Thompson made Walnut Creek his home this seems a doubly strange decision by the town. SF Gate reports “My wife and I get high on the weekends,” Mike Kuller tells me, with a frankness that might surprise you given the fact that he’s a 76-year-old […]

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) Encouraging Municiplaties To Increase Licensing Opportunities

Grants grants grants! Ganjapreneur The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is increasing eligibility for its Local Jurisdiction Retail Access Grant (LJRAG) along with the award amounts for municipalities that are given grants under the program.  The LJRAG program is part of the state’s efforts to expand legal cannabis access in jurisdictions where adult-use cannabis operations do not currently […]

Alameda County prosecutors seek shutdown of flavored tobacco, synthetic cannabis company

The Mercury News LIVERMORE — Alameda County prosecutors are taking aim at a Livermore-based company they claim is illegally selling flavored tobacco products to children and manufacturing illegal synthetic cannabis products. Calling it an “illegal scheme occurring right under our noses,” District Attorney Pamela Price announced a lawsuit by her office seeking to shut down […]

California Doubles Funding for Cannabis Retail Grants

Business of Cannabis reports California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has announced it has doubled funding for the Phase II round of its Local Jurisdiction Retail Access Grant programme. Consumers in California are currently limited in their access to regulated cannabis as nearly two-thirds of cities in the state have prohibited the establishment of cannabis […]

MJ Biz Report: At least 10 fake unions identified in California marijuana industry .. “labor organizations” appear to be business-friendly cutouts”

At least 10 “labor organizations” that experts and observers have flagged as suspicious – and share characteristics in common with another “union” that state regulators declared fake in July – are signing required labor agreements with licensed California marijuana businesses, according to records obtained by MJBizDaily. The labor groups in question have inked state-mandated labor pacts […]