Election 2016 Cannabis Ballot Issues

By |November 16th, 2016|

Upon the heels of Donald Trump’s election, four states approved retail adult use of cannabis and four approved medical marijuana use. That brings the total to 28 states with a legal cannabis industry.

California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will join Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia to offer cannabis for adult use. Arkansa, Floridas, Montana and North Dakota […]

Cannabis Bits and Briefs

By |July 29th, 2016|

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report 2011 says compared to other countries and based on the percentage of adults and youth (ages 15-64), who have consumed cannabis in the past year, the Northern Mariana Islands ranked second in the world for cannabis use at 22 […]

Tuesday News Wrap

By |July 19th, 2016|

Coalinga City Council to Sell Claremont Custody Center to Ocean Grown Extracts

Recently the Coalinga City Council (California) approved the sale of the Claremont Custody Center to Ocean Grown Extracts. The sale price? $4.1 million. Coalinga expects also to collect “around $2 million per year in rent and fees” from the mmj extraction facility

Ocean Grown Extracts […]

Humboldt County Overwhelmed with Apps

By |June 8th, 2016|

Humboldt County’s planning and building department planners are seeking a 90-day stand down on commercial cannabusiness applications. Staff is so overwhelmed by the amount of time required to process the more than 447 calls, 470 registration forms, 110 application assistance meetings and 42 permit applications.

The planners said this is all due to the county’s new Commercial Medical […]

California Bureau of MMJ Regulation to Host Meetings

By |May 6th, 2016|

The California Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation is touring the state conducting informational sessions with members of the public.

The purpose of the sessions is to provide information about California’s emerging regulatory process and the new agency.

Events include:

Monday, May 9 — Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 11 — North Coast
Wednesday, June 1 — San Francisco

Space is limited, and members of the […]

Terra Tech Closes Blum Oakland Acquisition

By |April 1st, 2016|

On March 31 Terra Tech  announced it closed the acquisition of Black Oak Gallery, DBA: Blüm Oakland, a retail medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, Calif.

The acquisition includes Blüm’s supply chain, its portfolio of strains, and a retail storefront.

Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, said: “We are delighted to close our previously announced acquisition of Blüm Oakland. Integrating […]

Altered State: Marijuana in California

By |March 7th, 2016|

The Oakland Museum of California will open Altered State: Marijuana in California, on April 16. Altered State features Cybele Lyle’s artwork. The exhibit includes political documents, posters, scientific displays, and exhibits. It will be in the museum’s Great Hall through Sept. 25.

“We hope this exhibit encourages people to think critically about marijuana, the research available on it, and how […]

California Governor Brown Approves AB-21

By |February 4th, 2016|

 

California Assembly Bill 21, regulating medical marijuana cultivation licenses, was approved by Governor Jerry Brown on Feb. 3, 2016.

The bill was passed as a fix to California’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Now cities and counties won’t have to rush to meet the March 1 deadline to decide on marijuana businesses before state law would circumvent […]

California AB 21 Update

By |January 26th, 2016|

As California cities and counties react to the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act and scurry to pass bans on marijuana cultivation for fear of losing “local control” as advised by the League of California Cities andsupport from the California Police Chiefs Association, AB 21 is swiftly making its way through assembly and senate committees to come to […]

California Medical Marijuana

By |January 15th, 2016|

Don’t be expecting an Uber driver to pull up to your house in California to drop off your weed anytime soon.

Although California was the first state to have a medical marijuana law to allow patients access to medical marijuana, the law did not have a regulatory system. Now, with the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act,  […]