John Schroyer

Vast majority of local California cannabis ballot measures approved

The vast majority of at least 94 cannabis-related local ballot measures in California were either approved easily by voters or appeared headed to victory after Election Day 2018, a development that is expected to be a boon for marijuana entrepreneurs looking for new markets. Just 15 of the 94 were defeated at the ballot box, […]

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Marijuana champion Rohrabacher loses US House seat to Democrat

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, one of the cannabis industry’s most outspoken allies on Capitol Hill, has lost his congressional seat. The California Republican from Orange County lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Harley Rouda after a lengthy vote-counting process that stretched into Wednesday. The final tally: Rouda 50.7%, Rohrabacher 49.3%. Rohrabacher, who was first elected to […]

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California county seizes 400,000 cannabis plants at one unlicensed grow

Law enforcement officials in Santa Barbara County, California, seized a whopping 400,000 marijuana plants from an illegal cultivation site. That’s the “largest to date” found in the county since the launch of the regulated market, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office and a report from The Tribune News of San Luis Obispo. The plants […]

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California cannabis regulators approve more annual licenses

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control on Friday announced the approval of a dozen annual marijuana business permits for 10 retail locations, one distributor and one event organizer. The approvals came just days after California’s two other regulating agencies – the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Department of Public Health (CDPH) – […]

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Florida Democrats want to create state bank to help medical marijuana companies

The same Florida politician who saw two of her bank accounts closed this year after voicing support for medical cannabis is now spearheading a Democratic push for a state-run bank to service the medical marijuana industry. Nikki Fried, who is running for Florida agriculture commissioner in the upcoming election, said both account shutdowns were related to […]

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California begins issuing full annual marijuana business licenses

California has issued its first full annual cannabis business permits, doling out two recreational cultivation licenses to Forbidden Fruit Farms in Humboldt County as well as one recreational and medicinal manufacturing permit to Om Edibles in the Bay Area.

The cultivation licenses were issued over the weekend by the state Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the manufacturing permit on Monday by the Department of Public Health (CDPH).

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MD orders medical cannabis products quarantined without explanation

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission issued a formal hold on all products from one of the state’s licensed medical marijuana growers, prohibiting those goods from being sold until further notice. But the agency hasn’t given a clear reason for its decision. According to The Washington Post, cultivation company ForwardGro’s products were placed on an “administrative […]

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Unlicensed L.A. marijuana retailer arrested; hundreds of pounds of MJ seized

The owner and six employees of an unlicensed cannabis store in Los Angeles were arrested and charged with misdemeanors, according to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). The shop, One Stop Healers, was the subject of a search warrant served by the BCC and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit. […]

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Judge dismisses Oregon lawsuit aimed at overturning state marijuana legalization

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Josephine County against the state of Oregon over legalized cannabis. The suit, filed in April, contended the federal law that prohibits marijuana pre-empts Oregon’s law legalizing cannabis for commercial sales. U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane earlier this week signed a formal order dismissing the lawsuit, […]

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