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California’s cannabis excise and cultivation taxes to increase as of January 1

California’s cannabis excise and cultivation taxes to increase as of January 1

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

State officials in California recently revealed that cannabis excise taxes will increase as of January 1, 2020. Higher cannabis excise taxes means higher prices for customers, thus giving unlicensed vendors the opportunity to undercut licensed vendors on pricing. In addition to the hike in California'...

Governor approves California’s cannabis tax fairness bill, dismisses cannabis in hospitals

Governor approves California’s cannabis tax fairness bill, dismisses cannabis in hospitals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

On Saturday, October 12, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) revealed that he had signed numerous cannabis-related bills into effect. One of those bills will permit legal cannabis companies to benefit from additional tax deductions. Up until Gov. Newsom approved of the bill, cannabis cultivators,...

Over 2,000 new cannabis shops will open their doors in California

Over 2,000 new cannabis shops will open their doors in California

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 30, 2019

Bans on cannabis stores in California could soon be lifted after a group of lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 1356, which is currently making its way through the legislature. Introduced by Assembly members Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), Assembly Bill 1356 is b...

Cannabis cafes could be on the horizon for San Diego

Cannabis cafes could be on the horizon for San Diego

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

Initially, it was only San Francisco that had integrated Amsterdam-inspired cannabis cafes citywide. Now, the cannabis cafe craze is catching on, with San Diego rumored to be following closely behind. Official lawmakers in the city are contemplating introducing establishments inside which custome...

California cannabis company scoops a $1 million insurance payout after fire

California cannabis company scoops a $1 million insurance payout after fire

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 17, 2018

An unnamed insurance carrier in Great Britain has paid out more than $1 million to a cannabis cultivator in Southern California, following the Thomas Fire that occurred in December and January. The payout is said to be the biggest insurance payment ever awarded to a legal cannabis business. Cover...

San Fransisco takes a leaf out of Amsterdam’s books by opening cannabis social lounges

San Fransisco takes a leaf out of Amsterdam’s books by opening cannabis social lounges

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 20, 2018

As California prepares for a very busy year keeping up with industry demands, the state strives to maintain its influential status by conducting cannabis experiments. Well, that’s what seems to be happening in San Francisco, where the state’s very first cannabis social lounge recently opened ...

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 5, 2018

It may only be just two months since California legalized recreational cannabis sales, but the weed-friendly state is already being catapulted to the forefront of the industry.   Recent data from online job marketplace ZipRecruiter shows how the majority of cannabis-focused jobs posted on their market...

California county faces backlash for imposing cannabis cultivation ban after collection millions in taxes from cannabis farmers

California county faces backlash for imposing cannabis cultivation ban after collection millions in taxes from cannabis farmers

Annureet Kaur

January 24, 2018

On Jan. 10, the Calaveras County Board Supervisors declared all commercial cannabis farms illegal after May 1, sending the whole county of 45,000 residents and over 1,600 commercial cannabis growers into completely chaos. Though the county was always divided between conservative residents and those...

California congresswoman introduces legislation to replace Cole Memo

California congresswoman introduces legislation to replace Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

January 16, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to repeal the Cole Memo last week is seeming like less and less of a threat to the cannabis industry after House representatives are finding other ways to replace the memo. First cannabis entrepreneurs called Sessions' order to repeal the Cole Memo a mere publicity...

California Cannabis entrepreneurs claim US Attorney General’s policy to repeal Cole Memo guidelines is just a publicity stunt

California Cannabis entrepreneurs claim US Attorney General’s policy to repeal Cole Memo guidelines is just a publicity stunt

Annureet Kaur

January 11, 2018

California had just started legal sales of social cannabis when US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice would rescind the Cole Memo. The Cole Memo, originally drafted by James M. Cole, states that law enforcement and prosecutors should avoid persecuting those abiding ...

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