First License For Concentrated Cannabis Manufacturing in California Granted

Landrace Ventures

CALIFORNIA: In a unanimous vote, the Richmond City, California Council awarded the first license for the legal manufacture of concentrated cannabis in California to Indigo Therapeutics, a legal cannabis company owned by Landrace Venture Fund. The license allows Indigo to begin producing cannabis concentrates immediately in quantities that make the company the state’s largest manufacturer of concentrates. “We’re Read the full article…

Green Cures Announces Final Negotiations For 20 Acres of Agricultural Land

Green Cures

CALIFORNIA: Green Cures, a medical marijuana and industrial hemp products innovator, announced that the company is in final stages of their negotiations to lease 20 acres of agricultural land in the Adelanto, CA area. GRCU’s major negotiations to lease 20 acres with the option to purchase are months ahead of the November legalization vote in California. Read the full article…

New Measure Eligible for California’s November 2016 Ballot

On June 30, 2016, the Secretary of State will certify the initiative as qualified for the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot

CALIFORNIA: Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the November 8, 2016, General Election ballot. In order to become eligible for the ballot, the initiative needed 365,880 valid petition signatures, which is equal to five percent of the total votes cast for governor in the November 2014 General Election. An Read the full article…

LA Times Editorial: Los Angeles Needs A New Medical Marijuana Policy

If L.A. doesn't change its existing rules, all medicinal pot shops in the city's boundaries will be illegal in 2018.

CALIFORNIA: In October, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills establishing a statewide system to regulate medicinal cannabis, he called it a long-overdue framework that would “make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking system.” He should have added: “Everywhere in the state, except Los Angeles,” because it turns out Read the full article…

Fresno County City Approves Medical Marijuana Service

lays groundwork for state regulation of marijuana. Coalinga has decided to move forward with those regulations, with hopes of establishing regulations for marijuana businesses by March.

CALIFORNIA: The Coalinga City Council has voted to allow a medical marijuana dispensary, commercial cultivation and delivery services within city limits, making it the first Fresno County city to embrace new state laws regulating pot. The Fresno Bee reports that the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act went into effect Jan. 1 and lays groundwork Read the full article…

Emerald Cup Marijuana Festival Draws 21,000 To Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Billed as the equivalent of the Oscars for the cannabis industry, the event draws many producers from the so-called “Emerald Triangle” of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, a business that organizers claim is the largest agricultural crop on the North Coast, and will grow even more with outright legalization — perhaps as soon as next year.

CALIFORNIA: The Emerald Cup, the celebration of cannabis culture now in its third year in Santa Rosa, wrapped up its two-day run at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Sunday with its biggest attendance ever, showcasing some of the best outdoor organic marijuana in the world and the industry the plant has spawned. The weekend event drew Read the full article…

San Francisco Prepares For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Use

Cancer survivors, those living with HIV, business owners and medical marijuana dispensary operators were among the 48 applicants vying for 14 seats on the newly created Cannabis State Legalization Task Force. The body will advise the Board of Supervisors on regulating the marijuana industry.

CALIFORNIA:  Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco is assembling a task force to propose regulations for the industry, addressing everything from drug potency to where pot businesses can locate. Cancer survivors, those living with HIV, business owners and medical marijuana dispensary operators were among the 48 applicants vying for 14 seats Read the full article…

A Former Facebook Exec Just Got A Big Boost In His Effort To Legalize Marijuana In California

The move brings to a close weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations aimed at closing the gaps between the initiatives, amid concerns that neither would succeed if both wound up on the ballot for 2016.

CALIFORNIA: Efforts to legalize marijuana in California got a boost this week after competing ballot measures joined forces behind the stronger of the two, backed by billionaire Sean Parker, a former president of Facebook. The initiative has the support of Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform. Coalition board member Antonio Read the full article…

San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensary Hit With $1.8-Million Fine

news study confirms efficacy of medical marijuana

CALIFORNIA:  A Pacific Beach medical marijuana dispensary has been hit with a $1.8-million penalty for operating outside of San Diego‘s zoning regulations, the largest fine against a dispensary in city history. That more than doubles the total amount of dispensary-related judgments the city has collected to date. On Nov. 20, San Diego County Superior Court Read the full article…

San Jose Leaders Eye Changes To Medical Marijuana Rules

City officials plan to ask the City Council to ease the rules Tuesday, allowing another five months for shops to sell through products obtained from "third-party" vendors and letting San Jose pot clubs buy and sell to one another.

CALIFORNIA: With just weeks to go before a December deadline for compliance, medical marijuana providers are still balking at some of San Jose‘s rules and city officials are offering to ease them. Nineteen pot providers have been seeking to meet San Jose’s regulatory requirements by Dec. 18. The rules, adopted in June 2014, restrict pot Read the full article…