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California, Nevada Lawmakers Back Marijuana Legalization

Omar Sacirbey  | June 9, 2016

 

In another sign that marijuana is increasingly mainstream, a California congressman and thirteen Nevada lawmakers took the step of publicly endorsing cannabis legalization measures in the state.

It’s a growing trend among elected lawmakers and officials, one that could simultaneously advance the economic interests of the maijuana industry.

The group in Nevada includes state Senate …

CA Bills Would Create New MMJ Grower License, Expand Regs

Omar Sacirbey  | June 2, 2016

The California State Assembly has approved two medical marijuana-related bills, including one that would create a new type of license for MMJ “micro farmers” and another that addresses a host a of regulatory issues.

Both bills now head to the state Senate.

Assemblyman Jim Woods, the sponsor of the grower bill, said in a …

Powerhouse MJ Law Firms Team Up on Compliance Software

John Schroyer  | May 17, 2016

Two legal powerhouses in the marijuana industry are branching into the software business, hoping to generate profits in a new line of business.

California-based Greenbridge Corporate Counsel and Colorado-based Vicente Sederberg have tapped Denver tech entrepreneur Marion Mariathasan to develop a software package to help cannabis companies and others involved in the industry comply with …

Oakland Increases Number of Medical Marijuana Businesses

John Schroyer  | May 4, 2016

Oakland lawmakers voted Wednesday to increase sharply the number of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivators and related businesses that can operate in California’s eighth-largest city.

The city approved a measure to allow eight new dispensaries each year, adding to the eight that currently exist. City officials also paved the way for an additional 30 growers, …