California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

San Diego marijuana firms object to new regulatory proposals

Omar Sacirbey  | July 21, 2017

San Diego cannabis business executives are criticizing newly proposed cultivation, manufacturing and testing rules that the City Council put forward last week, saying they are overly strict.

The executives singled out a proposed cap that would limit the number of grow and manufacturing companies to 18 in the city, the San Diego …

California seeks to avoid recreational marijuana shortage

Omar Sacirbey  | July 20, 2017

California is taking steps to prevent a product shortfall when the state’s recreational marijuana program launches Jan. 2.

The state plans to provide temporary, four-month licenses to some marijuana growers, testing labs and distributors to ensure there will be enough product to keep retailers supplied, the Los Angeles Times reported.

California’s decision …

Raid on Los Angeles marijuana grow has Teamsters up in arms

John Schroyer  | July 20, 2017

A raid by local police on a marijuana cultivation facility in Los Angeles has a chapter of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters crying foul.

A spokeswoman for Teamsters Joint Council 42 called the raid on THC Design “ridiculous,” according to a news release.

THC Design runs three cultivation operations in the L.A. …

California cannabis rules taking shape: Q&A with MJ attorney Khurshid Khoja

John Schroyer  | June 27, 2017

By John Schroyer

California took a big step forward in June by passing a law designed to streamline government oversight for the state's medical and recreational marijuana industries.

Because the new measure combines two laws, it’s complicated.

So Marijuana Business Daily enlisted cannabis attorney Khurshid Khoja to help break it down.

Ex-Mexico president calls for NAFTA-like international MJ trade

John Schroyer  | June 13, 2017

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called for cannabis to be included in international deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Speaking to reporters Tuesday before delivering a keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association conference in Oakland, California, Fox predicted the rise of a legal Mexican marijuana market that will lead …

Good start for Los Angeles’ cannabis business regulations – but a long way to go

John Schroyer  | June 13, 2017

By John Schroyer

The first draft is out. And many are thankful it's not the last.

That's the consensus of some industry leaders after Los Angeles' marijuana businesses got their first glimpse of much-anticipated city regulations for the cannabis industry. Inroads have been made, but there's much fine-tuning left to do.

Study: California rec marijuana sales to surpass $5B annually

Omar Sacirbey  | June 12, 2017

California’s looming legal recreational marijuana market eventually will total more than $5 billion in annual sales, but the black market will continue to provide substantial competition, according to a study by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

Contracted by the the state's Bureau of Marijuana Control, the study mirrors Marijuana Business Daily's projection in May that …