California is going through a major transition right now in its cannabis policy and regulations. Everything seems to be up in the air, yet none of us quite know how it will all land. With a thriving 21 year medical marijuana market, what are the things going forward that we need to be looking at […]
It is time for the Yolo County Board of Supervisors to take the next step forward on sensible cannabis regulation. Residents of Yolo County have consistently voted in favor of legalization of cannabis. In the November 2016 election, more than 60 percent of Yolo County voters said yes to Proposition 64: California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. […]
Growers want to grow, and residents want to open their windows. In its ongoing discussions about how to regulate the cannabis industry, Santa Barbara County Supervisors and staff convened on July 11 to receive public input and set priorities. Starting July 12, the county opened the 30-day scoping period for its Environmental Impact Report on […]
What do National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA), Angeles Emeralds, LA Cannabis Task Force, California NORML, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have in common? They all participated in our most recent Connecting Cannabis event at The Abbey in […]
What do National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA), Angeles Emeralds, LA Cannabis Task Force, California NORML, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have in common? They’ll all be at our event Monday night at The Abbey in West […]
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, U.S. Congress. Topics include Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, Jeff Sessions, federal drug enforcement policy, states rights, descheduling cannabis. Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine Senator Joe Dunn, Assistant Dean of External Relations, UC Irvine School of Law Senator Dunn talks about […]
It’s rare that during the same short period of time, every city and county across a state as large as California must draft local regulations and ordinances related to a topic that has enormous consequences for a lot of people, but one that elected officials tasked with the responsibility of setting up local regulatory frameworks know […]
Video from the West Hollywood City Council meeting on May 1, 2017 to discuss recreational marijuana ordinances. I reached out to each of the council members present at the meeting and asked them to comment on the process of creating a cannabis ordinance and regulations for West Hollywood. I will update this article as they […]
MENDOCINO Co., 4/30/17 — Three different state agencies tasked with regulating commercial cannabis businesses released drafts of the proposed medical licensing requirements on Friday, kicking off a 45 day public comment period ending June 12. The California Department of Food and Agriculture, which will issue cultivation licenses, the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR), which […]
California’s legal recreational marijuana is stumbling out of the gate. Local laws aren’t in place and those in charge of making them aren’t equipped to do so. Join us April 24 in West Hollywood to discuss what this means for local communities and cannabis industry professionals.
As we explore local California cannabis ordinances best and worst practices, we turn to Santa Barbara County, which just created a registry for cultivators to come out of the shadows and onto a path towards legitimacy. I spoke to Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, and will publish some quotes from that conversation shortly. Below is the announcement from […]
California state assembly discusses Prop 64 / AUMA rollout in 2018 with officials from Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, Department of Consumer Affairs, Justice Department, Department of Public Health, Department of Food and Agriculture, California Highway Patrol, California Cannabis Industry Association, California Growers Association, and others.