California Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Bill to Regulate California Cannabis Dispensaries Advances as Controversy Over MMJ Oversight Grows

California is finally starting to get serious about setting up statewide regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries. It’s about time. The California State Assembly’s public safety committee has passed a bill that would pave the way for the creation of a medical marijuana enforcement division that would license cannabis businesses and provide some much-needed industry oversight. […]

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7 Reasons the Oakland Marijuana Raids Are Worrisome for the Medical Cannabis Industry

The medical cannabis industry experienced its darkest day of the year last week, when federal agents armed with sledgehammers and power saws stormed into famed cannabis cultivation school Oaksterdam University and several other MMJ sites. While a government raid on a dispensary or grow operation is nothing new – it happened dozens of times in […]

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Oaksterdam University, 3 Other CA Medical Cannabis Sites Raided as Crackdown Enters New Phase

The federal government intensified its crackdown on the medical cannabis industry today, raiding several California marijuana operations including the well-known MMJ cultivation school Oaksterdam University. The raids have sent shockwaves through the marijuana industry in the San Francisco Bay area, as they mark a new phase in the government’s ongoing attempts to rein in cannabis […]

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Move by Los Angeles Medical Cannabis Workers to Form Union Could Bring Mixed Results

Dozens of Los Angeles marijuana dispensary workers have formed a union under the United Food and Commercial Workers umbrella, hoping to present a united front as the cannabis industry faces threats on several fronts. But whether the move will lead to any tangible results and boost the industry’s political influence remains to be seen, as […]

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U.S. Attorney: ‘Unregulated Free-for-All’ Led to Crackdown on CA Medical Marijuana Industry

The federal government’s crackdown on the medical cannabis industry in California is an attempt to shut down marijuana businesses raking in huge profits at the expense of patients, according to the U.S. attorney in Sacramento. “We have received information that some storefront marijuana stores…are selling marijuana at a markup of at least 200 percent over […]

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State Marijuana Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Legalization of Weed in California

While the federal government, state lawmakers and local city council members wage war on the California medical marijuana industry, the average resident supports the idea of legalized pot. That’s the major finding of a new marijuana poll that asked 800 likely voters across California about their thoughts on proposed cannabis legislation and the war on […]

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