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…

MedMen Signs Definitive Agreement For The Acquisition Of PharmaCann

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CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises and Chicago-based PharmaCann announce that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement pursuant to which MedMen and PharmaCann will combine their respective businesses. Under the Business Combination Agreement, a newly formed holding company (“New MedMen”) will acquire (a) all of the securities of PharmaCann in exchange for subordinate voting shares of New Read the full article…

Cannabis Regulations Adopted By Fresno City Council

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CALIFORNIA:  The Fresno City Council adopted an ordinance regulating the production and sale of cannabis, with a 5-2 vote. The ordinance is the product of a year-long effort by the Council Cannabis Sub-Committee, made up of Council Member Clint Olivier, Council Member Oliver Baines, and Council Member Paul Caprioglio. The Sub-Committee received input from the Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Localized Reductions In Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths

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CALIFORNIA: Counties that permit the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries possess reduced rates of opioid-related mortality, according to the findings of an academic research paper published on the SSRN online network. Researchers from Claremont McKenna College in California, the University of Georgia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock assessed the localized impact of dispensary operations on Read the full article…

Eaze Launches New CBD Marketplace

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Eaze Wellness will take the guesswork out of CBD, ensuring consumers have access to education and curated CBD products CALIFORNIA: Eaze has announced a major expansion of its offerings with the launch of Eaze Wellness, a new online marketplace shipping hemp-derived CBD products to 41 states across the United States and the District of Columbia. Eaze Wellness launches Read the full article…

All You Need To Know About DUI Marijuana Law In California

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CALIFORNIA: On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64 was passed in the state of California, legalizing the possession and recreational use of marijuana. On January 1, 2018, this law came into effect. According to Proposition 64, any person aged 21 and over may purchase, possess and consume up to an ounce (28 grams) of cannabis or Read the full article…

California BCC Proposes Updated Marijuana Business Regulations

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CALIFORNIA: On October 19th, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) in California released an updated draft of proposed marijuana business regulations for the cannabis industry in the state. The new draft signaled the start of a 15-day period of public comment to gather feedback on the slightly tweaked industry rules. Since the recreational use of marijuana Read the full article…

Canada: Far Fewer Young People Using Cannabis

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CANADA:  Cannabis use among Canadian adolescents has declined significantly in recent years, and fewer teens say that it is easy to obtain, according to data published in the journal Preventive Medicine. Investigators at the University of Waterloo in Ontario assessed teen marijuana use trends for the years 2004 to 2015. Researchers reported that adolescent use fell nearly 50 percent Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Smoke Exposure Doesn’t Significantly Impact Lung Health

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CALIFORNIA: Cannabis smoke exposure is not particularly detrimental to lung health and is not associated with the onset of lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD, according to data published in the journal Chest. Donald Tashkin of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine reviewed dozens of studies assessing cannabis smoke exposure and lung health, involving thousands of subjects. He reports: “Although regular Read the full article…