California issues emergency marijuana rules with 45 days to go to recreational sales

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 4:00 pm • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 4:01 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The largest legal marijuana marketplace in the U.S. is taking shape — at least on paper. California regulators released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s…

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Historic First: California Awards First Commercial Insurer For Cannabusinesses

Historic First: California Awards First Commercial Insurer For Cannabusinesses Another sign of the times – for the first time in history, a state no other than California, approves an insurance provider for the cannabis industry. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced in a press release that Golden Bear Insurance has…

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California proposes coalition of marijuana states — and armored cars for tax cash

Published: Nov 7, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 1:02 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state’s legal marijuana market, the…

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Cannabis ads have landed at a busy California airport

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 5:57 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 8:12 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A cannabis company has an important announcement for travelers departing one of California’s busiest airports. “Cannabis is legal. Traveling with it is not. Leave it in California,” reads an advertisement placed in…

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Fears mount for California MMJ patients over “cannabis deserts”

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 10:53 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With California on the verge of creating a cannabis market worth an estimated $ 7 billion by 2025, medical marijuana advocates are sounding the alarm that legalization is having the unintended…

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Could taxes as high as 45% on cannabis bolster black market in California?

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 7:55 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 8:22 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post High taxes on legal marijuana in California could have the potential to turn many consumers away from the state’s cannabis shops and toward the black market, according to a report from…

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California cannabis growers are assessing the damages. After the shock, resignation.

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 9:38 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 10:13 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a disaster…

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Crowdfunding site shuts down campaign for California cannabis farm fire victims

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 8:50 am By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the deadly wildfires in Northern California, saying marijuana remains illegal under…

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California cannabis growers reeling from “most financially trying, stressful year ever”

Published: Oct 12, 2017, 2:53 pm • Updated: Oct 12, 2017, 6:55 pm By Carole Brodsky, For The Cannifornian “This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out…

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By law, California has to educate citizens about cannabis. But does official weed site make the grade?

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 2:01 pm • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 2:35 pm By Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Every day, Anna Denny encounters people who know their way around a joint. Denny owns Elevated 916, a smoke shop in north Sacramento that sells tobacco products…

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