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California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

California’s illicitly-operating cannabis market is not losing momentum, despite the fact that the plant has been legalized for recreational purposes statewide since January 1, 2018. In an attempt to tackle the ongoing problem, an advertising campaign was recently released by the Bureau of Cannabis...

Weedmaps to California cannabis bureau: You can’t police us

Weedmaps to California cannabis bureau: You can’t police us

March 15, 2018

Weedmaps, a longtime cannabis advertiser that posts map listings of dispensaries on their website, has told California's cannabis czar she does not have the authority to punish them for listing unlicensed cannabis businesses. Doug Francis and Chris Beals of Weedmaps sent a letter to Lori Ajax of the Bureau of Cannabis Control stating the company is not licensed by the bureau and therefore ...

Thousands of illegal grows in California could attract federal intervention

Thousands of illegal grows in California could attract federal intervention

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 4, 2017

According to state officials, 70 percent of all illegal cannabis crops seized by federal, state and local law enforcement in the nation originated in California. It was estimated the state produced 13.5 million pounds of product last year, but residents only consumed 2.5 million pounds. Local law enforcement found 2...

Lori Ajax