Weedmaps Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

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Doug Francis steps aside as CEO to serve as Chairman;President Chris Beals to Assume Role as CEO CALIFORNIA: Weedmaps today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Chris Beals as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 6, 2019. In addition to assuming day-to-day leadership of Weedmaps, Beals will serve as a member of the Company’s Read the full article…

Alameda County California Leverages Automated Cannabis Code Enforcement Program from Adherence Compliance

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CALIFORNIA:  Adherence Compliance, a leading RegTech SaaS provider to the cannabis industry, announced the completed implementation of Alameda County’s Cannabis Code Enforcement Program. The program utilizes Adherence’s regulatory code libraries, industry operations training and automated inspection software to monitor and report on code enforcement for cannabis licensees within its jurisdiction. “The Alameda County Community Development Agency has implemented Read the full article…

California Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces Enforcement Action Against Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

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CALIFORNIA: The Bureau of Cannabis Control and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit announced enforcement actions against two unlicensed cannabis businesses operating out of multiple locations in Sacramento, Davis and Los Angeles. On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, DOI-CEU and the Davis Police Department served search warrants on “Mary Jane Finder,” an Read the full article…

California Department Of Tax And Fee Administration Reports Cannabis Tax Revenues For Fourth Quarter Of 2018

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CALIFORNIA:  The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reported revenue numbers today for cannabis sales for the 4th quarter of 2018. Tax revenue reported by the cannabis industry totaled $103.3 million for 4th quarter returns due by January 31, 2019, which includes state cultivation, excise, and sales taxes. It does not include tax Read the full article…

MedMen’s New Commercial Chronicles The History of American Cannabis From Counterculture To Just Culture

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MedMen’s The New Normal Taps Acclaimed Filmmaker Spike Jonze and Actor/Activist Jesse Williams to Normalize Cannabis CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises rewrote history yesterday with the debut of a disruptive new commercial that chronicles the American history of cannabis. Supported by the most expansive integrated marketing campaign the company has executed to date, The New Normal is directed by Academy Award-winning storyteller Spike Read the full article…

Flow Kana Raises $125 Million To Build Largest Sustainable Cannabis Supply Chain

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Cannabis Industry’s Largest Private Round to Date Helps Drive Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Model Structured Around Decentralized Small Farms CALIFORNIA: Flow Kana, the leading sustainable supply chain company and distributor of sungrown cannabis products and services, today announced the completion of a $125 million round of financing – the nation’s largest private funding round for Read the full article…

California Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces Enforcement Action On Illegal Cannabis Businesses

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CALIFORNIA: The Bureau of Cannabis Control and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) today announced enforcement action on two unlicensed cannabis businesses operating in Sacramento County and Los Angeles. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, DOI-CEU served a search warrant on “Nollie Green-Blu Solutions,” an unlicensed cannabis delivery service located at Read the full article…

Eaze Releases 2018 California Cannabis Trend Report

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Data Report Shows An Upward Trend Among Females, Baby Boomers and CBD for Wellness CALIFORNIA: Eaze, a cannabis marketplace, has released its fourth annual Eaze Insights: 2018 State of Cannabis data report, a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the cannabis industry year over year. The report draws insights from the consumer behavior of more than 450,000 Read the full article…

New Emergency Regulation For Cannabis Distributors And Retailers Requires California Cannabis Track-and-Trace

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CALIFORNIA: The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) recently adopted emergency Regulation 3702, California Cannabis Track-and-Trace, which requires distributors and retailers to enter the wholesale cost and the retail selling price of cannabis or cannabis products into the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (CCTT) system. The emergency Regulation 3702 is now in effect. The Medicinal and Read the full article…

Harborside Strikes Back, Wins Big In Tax Court

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U.S. Tax Court Declines to Issue Penalties in Harborside 280E Case, Saving Industry Tens of Millions CALIFORNIA: In a historic landmark decision that will save Harborside and the legal cannabis industry millions of dollars, the U.S. Tax Court has ruled that the California dispensary is not liable for accuracy-related 280E penalties. 280E is a tax code provision Read the full article…