Cannabis News Box

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

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

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 individuals to receive cannabis social equity licenses.  Acknowledged as the largest cannabis industr...

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...

California’s cannabis tax revenue estimates have been reduced

California’s cannabis tax revenue estimates have been reduced

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 first quarter of 2018, inclusive of cultivation tax revenue and excise tax revenue. Legal cannabis i...

California’s 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 this proposal would protect small farmers over larger corporate mega-grows. “I know this...

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 Angeles, enough to roll five or six joints. In 2018, that same cost is expected to increase at the retail...

Only small percentage of cannabis grows can meet CA’s 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 64 in California directed the state to establish a certified organic designation and organic certifi...

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

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 Proposition 64, California residents are allowed to grow six cannabis plants for personal use. The...

Legalization bill in California reduces cannabis convictions

Legalization bill in California reduces cannabis convictions

May 23, 2017

Since California legalized cannabis for social use in November, thousands of people convicted of cannabis crimes are requesting to get their records reduced. The provisions of Proposition 64, which 57  percent – or 8 million – California residents supported, allows some felonies to be reduced...

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