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19 Oct California wildfires a bump in the road for state’s marijuana industry, insiders say

By John Schroyer
The wildfires that have ravaged Northern California over the past week have burned tens of thousands of acres of land, torching more than 30 marijuana farms and adding a new wrinkle to the January rollout of the state’s regulated...

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13 Oct Week in Review: California wildfires, Maryland medical cannabis lawsuit & Arkansas CPAs + MMJ

By John Schroyer, Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey
California’s wildfires could adversely affect marijuana crops, Maryland’s MMJ commission is taken to court, and Arkansas accountants get permission to serve cannabis firms.
Here’s a closer ...

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10 Oct California wildfires could adversely affect legal marijuana crops

Wildfires raging in Northern California could have a serious impact on the state’s legal outdoor marijuana harvest, much of which would supply the January launch of recreational cannabis sales.

Across a number of “cultivation websites,” the East Bay Express reported Monday, marijuana growers are already...

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04 Oct California marijuana agency to host licensing workshops

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control will hold three public workshops to educate hopeful marijuana business licensees on how to obtain state permits.

The state’s departments of Public Health, Food and Agriculture, and Tax and Fee Administration also will have representatives at the workshops.

The seminars are...

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04 Oct G FarmaBrands to distribute Julian Marley’s JuJu Royal in SoCal

G FarmaBrands is partnering with Julian Marley, son of the late legendary reggae musician Bob Marley, to distribute his cannabis brand JuJu Royal (CSE: JUJU) to recreational shops and medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern California under the state’s newly regulated MJ market.

According to...

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28 Sep San Francisco rec marijuana sales won’t start in January

San Francisco, the birthplace of the modern marijuana industry, is a little behind schedule.

City officials are now saying recreational marijuana sales won’t start in January, according to SF Gate, which is the earliest any California municipality would be able to launch an...

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27 Sep L.A. marijuana businesses unhappy with draft rules, but talks continue

By John Schroyer
Newly released draft regulations that would govern Los Angeles' licensed marijuana industry starting next year immediately created a firestorm amid stakeholders, with some fearing they could force many companies to set up shop in other...

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21 Sep California plans to issue temporary marijuana business licenses

As part of the transition to a newly regulated market, California marijuana regulators will hand out temporary business licenses to existing companies starting Jan. 1.

Lori Ajax, chief of the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, made the announcement Thursday at the California Cannabis...

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12 Sep California grounds idea of cannabis delivery via drones

Marijuana delivery is a big business in California, but companies that specialize in the niche just lost one big avenue: drones.

In recently released draft regulations, the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control ruled that deliveries must “be made only in person by enclosed...

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08 Aug Ongoing ‘harassment’ of Los Angeles marijuana businesses creates climate of fear

By John Schroyer

Los Angeles may be on its way to becoming the epicenter of the cannabis industry, but many marijuana firms still feel persecuted.

Although L.A. voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to establish cannabis business rules, companies still face police raids or other harassment from city agencies,...

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