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El Dorado County cannabis committee considering draft ordinances
El Dorado County cannabis committee considering draft ordinances

June 2, 2019

El Dorado County’s cannabis committee will meet to discuss drafts of cannabis ordinances for commercial cannabis manufacturing, nurseries and test laboratories. The ad hoc cannabis committee will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m., on Monday, June 3,...


California lawmakers nix temporary marijuana tax cut
California lawmakers nix temporary marijuana tax cut

May 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An effort to jumpstart California’s licensed marijuana retailers failed to clear a key legislative committee on Thursday, likely dooming its prospects for the year as the country’s largest legal cannabis industry continues...


Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget
Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget

May 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market. State budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect...


California pot market not traced or tracked as promised
California pot market not traced or tracked as promised

May 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES — When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system...


California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses
California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses

April 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California legislators considered a plan Monday intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions. Most Americans live in states...






California Senate approves fix for pot licensing snag

April 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES — The California Senate on Thursday moved to close a licensing gap for state marijuana growers, the latest problem to bedevil the shaky legal marketplace. Scores of cannabis cultivators have seen their temporary...



Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot
Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

March 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use. Support for legal marijuana hit 61 percent in...




California lawmakers seek tax cuts for sluggish pot industry
California lawmakers seek tax cuts for sluggish pot industry

January 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Democratic state lawmakers and one Republican colleague on Monday proposed slashing taxes to jump-start California’s sluggish legal marijuana marketplace. Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Oakland, Democratic state Treasurer Fiona...