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California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

27 Jun California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja

By John Schroyer

California took a big step forward in June by passing a law designed to streamline government oversight for the state's medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Because the new measure combines two laws, it’s complicated.

So Marijuana Business Daily enlisted cannabis attorney Khurshid Khoja to help break it down.

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16 Jun CA lawmakers approve merger of rec, MMJ regulatory systems

The California legislature approved a state budget plan that includes a proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to merge the regulatory systems for both medical and recreational marijuana businesses.
The implications of the move are enormous for cannabis compan...

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15 Jun Los Angeles cannabis stakeholders join forces to influence regulations

In response to Los Angeles’ issuance of draft regulations for marijuana businesses, three organizations are joining forces to lobby for “comprehensive and equitable” industry rules.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the United Cannabis Business Association and the L.A. Cannabis Task Force...

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13 Jun Ex-Mexico president calls for NAFTA-like international MJ trade

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called for cannabis to be included in international deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Speaking to reporters Tuesday before delivering a keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association conference in Oakland, California, Fox predicted the rise...

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13 Jun Good start for Los Angeles’ cannabis business regulations – but a long way to go

By John Schroyer

The first draft is out. And many are thankful it's not the last.

That's the consensus of some industry leaders after Los Angeles' marijuana businesses got their first glimpse of much-anticipated city regulations for the cannabis industry. Inroads have been made, but there's much...

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12 Jun Study: California rec marijuana sales to surpass $5B annually

California’s looming legal recreational marijuana market eventually will total more than $5 billion in annual sales, but the black market will continue to provide substantial competition, according to a study by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

Contracted by the the state’s...

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09 Jun Los Angeles releases draft regulations for marijuana industry

The city of Los Angeles released a much-anticipated draft of recreational and medical marijuana business regulations, though much of the rulemaking must still be completed in coming months.

“The release of this draft ordinance is a crucial step in the city’s effort...

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08 Jun Los Angeles creates map of city’s medical marijuana dispensaries

It definitely isn’t Weedmaps. But Los Angeles has released a map of identified medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits, in part so consumers can look up whether retail locations have had criminal charges filed against them.

The...

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06 Jun MJ investment firm, Seminole-led company form partnership

A Las Vegas-based canna-centric investment advisory firm and a company with Seminole ownership have forged a partnership aimed at bringing medical marijuana cultivation and production to Native American lands.

Electrum Partners, guided by CEO Leslie Bocskor, and Billie’s MCW, partially owned by former...

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06 Jun Prosecution of marijuana attorney could impact industry, fellow lawyers say

By John Schroyer
The week before Memorial Day, California lawyer Jessica McElfresh was charged with multiple felonies by the San Diego County district attorney.
Her alleged wrongdoing? Conspiracies to commit a crime and obstruct justice and manufacturi...

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