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Eaze celebrates the launch of California program to provide low-income patients with free medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 30, 2021

On September 24, Eaze announced the official launch of Eaze Compassion . The statewide program that “targets patients left behind by California's Proposition 64.”  Eaze, which identifies as the...

Los Angeles DA proceeds to dismiss almost 60,000 cannabis convictions

Los Angeles DA proceeds to dismiss almost 60,000 cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial September 30, 2021

Los Angeles County will discharge approximately 58,000 cannabis-related convictions spanning more than three decades, according to a county district attorney. .  Expungements have been triggered by...

California is fighting to continue offering cannabis delivery services, despite lawsuit

California is fighting to continue offering cannabis delivery services, despite lawsuit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 30, 2020

A landmark lawsuit that was initiated by local municipalities in California against the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) is making its way to trial. Cannabis business owners in California are anxiously...

Californias adult-use cannabis market is being overshadowed by other markets in per-capita sales

California’s adult-use cannabis market is being overshadowed by other markets in per-capita sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial March 16, 2020

With a population that exceeds the entire of Canada, California is a U.S. state that boasts some serious potential for cannabis market domination. In 2016, voters approved Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis...

Los Angeles’ cannabis equity program has failed to meet its target

Los Angeles’ cannabis equity program has failed to meet its target

The goal of Los Angeles' Cannabis Social Equity Program is "to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry in order to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities, and to address the disproportionate impacts of the War on Drugs in those communities.”
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial August 13, 2019

When California legalized recreational cannabis under the terms of Proposition 64 back in 2016, nobody would have anticipated that it would take so long for former cannabis convicts and financially restrained...

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

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

The state's tax revenue has been lower than expected, due to the ban on cannabis shops
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...

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California’s cannabis tax revenue estimates have been reduced

Officials have since acknowledged a disappointing start for the licensing of new cannabis businesses in the state.
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 7, 2018

A recent press release from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration shows a disappointing first quarter for the state's cannabis industry. Tax revenue reached just $60.9 million in the...

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San Francisco is dismissing cannabis convictions backdated to 1975

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial February 2, 2018

Convicted criminals who have been charged with a cannabis-related felony dating back to 1975 will have their offenses dismissed, thanks to a recent announcement by San Francisco District Attorney George...

Californias new ordinance limits cannabis farms to one acre per person

California’s new ordinance limits cannabis farms to one acre per person

Sara Tiradossi November 16, 2017

California growers will not be allowed to grow more than 1 acre of cannabis until 2023, according to an environmental review of proposed state regulations released this week. Some in the industry claimed...

California’s social cannabis market prices may jump to 70 percent, bring sticker shock to consumers

California’s social cannabis market prices may jump to 70 percent, bring sticker shock to consumers

Sara Tiradossi November 8, 2017

When legal social cannabis sales begin in 2018, California’s new taxes and fees on cannabis will cause a sticker shock for consumers. A small bag of good quality medical cannabis costs $35 in Los...

Only small percentage of cannabis grows can meet CAs new, rigorous product testing standards

Only small percentage of cannabis grows can meet CA’s new, rigorous product testing standards

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen September 26, 2017

According to the California Growers Association, only an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the state’s cannabis growers will meet the new testing standards. The passage of social cannabis under Proposition...

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ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance sue California city over home cultivation requirements

June 7, 2017

The ACLU of California and the Drug Policy Alliance have filed suit against the California city of Fontana over the city's restrictive requirements regarding cultivation cannabis plants at home. Under...

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