California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Wrinkle With California MMJ Regs

John Schroyer  | October 1, 2015

A serious wrinkle has emerged with statewide medical cannabis regulations recently passed by the California Legislature: they could conceivably force every dispensary in Los Angeles to close.

That’s because the new rules require both a city and a state permit for dispensaries to keep operating, and

California Tribe’s MJ Grow Raided

John Schroyer  | September 28, 2015

One of the most high-profile Native American marijuana grow operations in northern California was raided last week, illustrating how tribes are still operating in a legal area when it comes to cannabis.

Local law enforcement officials raided two grow sites in Mendocino County run by the …

Cannabis Manifesto, California Regulations & the 2016 Elections: Q&A With Steve DeAngelo

John Schroyer  | September 23, 2015

By John Schroyer

Steve DeAngelo’s new book, titled “The Cannabis Manifesto,” hit store shelves on Tuesday.

The mostly autobiographical work focuses largely on the social justice side of reforming marijuana laws, but there’s a host of insight and advice that cannabis business owners can glean from its pages.

California Lawmakers Vote to Adopt Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulations

John Schroyer  | September 12, 2015

By John Schroyer

Under the gun and almost out of time, lawmakers in California approved historic regulations on the state’s medical marijuana industry late Friday night, setting the stage for the largest MMJ market in the country to finally adopt comprehensive rules on cannabis businesses.

California Moves Big Step Closer to MMJ Regulations

John Schroyer  | September 11, 2015

Key lawmakers in California have agreed on the specifics of a proposal to regulate the state’s medical marijuana industry, raising hopes that the Legislature can push through MMJ rules before it adjourns today.

The proposal involves a package of three bills that will need to be amended and passed by both the state Senate and …

Harborside Wins Third CA Dispensary License

John Schroyer  | September 9, 2015

Harborside Health Center has officially been granted its third dispensary license in California, extending the reach of one of the most well-known businesses in the medical cannabis industry.

The San Leandro City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday night meeting to grant the municipality’s lone dispensary license to Harborside San Leandro. The new dispensary is …

Harborside Poised to Open Third Dispensary

John Schroyer  | September 2, 2015

It appears that Harborside Health Center, one of the most well-known names in the medical marijuana business, is about to get formal permission for its third dispensary in California’s bay area.

The San Leandro City Council is slated to vote next week on a resolution …

Week in Review: Cannabis Bank in CA? + Tight Deadline in NY & Sales Confusion in WA

John Schroyer  | August 7, 2015

By John Schroyer

California officials propose a state-run bank for marijuana companies, New York license winners face a tough deadline, and Washington State’s sales figures spur confusion.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.