California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

US ancillary cannabis company Kush Bottles expands into Canada

Another U.S. marijuana company is expanding into the Great White North. California-based Kush Bottles, a major provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers and other accessories for the cannabis industry, announced it is launching Kush Supply, a subsidiary based in Toronto. This follows several other business forays by U.S. cannabis companies into Canada, including Oregon-based Cura Cannabis Solutions, […]

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California cities object to statewide cannabis delivery

California cities are pushing back on a proposed change in state regulations that they say would allow unchecked home marijuana deliveries in places that have banned local cannabis sales. The League of California Cities said a proposed rule to permit marijuana delivery statewide would undermine local authority and potentially lure criminal activity. In a letter […]

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California cannabis icon Harborside to go public in Canada via CA$200M deal

Harborside announced Monday it will go public in Canada through a reverse takeover that will allow the iconic California marijuana company to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). Under the terms of the deal, Toronto-based Lineage Grow Co. will acquire all outstanding securities of Oakland-based FLRish – which manages Harborside’s retail and dispensary operations – […]

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Week in Review: New Ohio processing licenses, CA marijuana black market & Florida judge nixes MMJ business cap

Ohio awards provisional medical marijuana processing licenses, a cannabis consumer survey in California confirms licensed MJ businesses are losing market share to illicit operators, and a Florida judge says a state law restricting the number of MMJ businesses runs afoul of a voter-approved constitutional amendment. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the […]

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California water regulators help target unlicensed marijuana grows

California water regulators are helping local law enforcement identify black-market cannabis growers, a move that could benefit licensed cultivators who are losing market share to illegal operators. The Cannabis Enforcement Unit of the California State Water Resources Control Board is tipping off authorities to investigate marijuana growers who divert or pollute waterways, The Cannifornian reported. Here’s […]

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Group formed to help state insurance regulators with cannabis-related issues

A national association of insurance professionals has launched a group to help state regulators target gaps in coverage as well as provide insurance-related regulatory advice for the legal marijuana industry. According to Insurance Journal, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) created the Cannabis Insurance Working Group and appointed California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to chair […]

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Study: Nearly 1 in 5 California marijuana consumers buy from black market

A cannabis consumer survey commissioned by California-based Eaze Solutions supports what many licensed marijuana businesses in the Golden State already know: They’re losing market share to illicit companies that don’t care about regulations, and the main reason is cheaper prices. The study, conducted July 6-12 by New Jersey-based Marketview Research Group, collected responses from 1,419 California marijuana […]

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CA county sends hundreds of cease-and-desist letters to unlicensed cannabis farms

California’s Humboldt County is taking more steps to crack down on its still-thriving underground marijuana market, having sent about 330 cease-and-desist letters to locals it believes may be growing without the proper permits. The county Planning and Building Department is mostly targeting growers in areas that have a particularly high impact on the environment and to […]

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Week in Review: California marijuana recalls, MA diversity issues & Detroit limits MMJ facilities

Two voluntary marijuana product recalls occur in California, financial hurdles stymie diversity in Massachusetts’ recreational MJ industry, and Detroit caps the number of medical cannabis licenses at 75. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Failing grades It’s been a month since mandated lab testing for […]

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