california medical marijuana

Will wholesale cannabis slide to $500 a pound in California’s regulated recreational market?

The heyday for marijuana cultivators in California is on borrowed time. The Golden State’s licensed recreational cannabis market begins in January, and some industry watchers expect the average price of wholesale cannabis to pass the red line of $500 a pound. The price likely won’t drop immediately because the initial wholesale supply will be limited. And that will […]

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CA’s Prop 64 sparks requests for MMJ recommendations

Could medical marijuana businesses in California see a spike in business before recreational cannabis sales begin? The prospect of recreational marijuana sales in the middle of 2017 or early in 2018 has sparked an unexpected spike in requests for medical marijuana recommendations, the Sacramento Bee reported. While it will be at least half a year […]

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California readies landmark water rules for cannabis cultivators

By Bart Schaneman California is preparing landmark water regulations for the state’s marijuana growers to safeguard the environment and encourage conservation. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is drafting the water-use rules, which are expected to increase growers’ paperwork and costs in areas such as water storage.

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CA City Sells Prison to Cannabis Extraction Company

The central California city of Coalinga has taken the unusual step of selling its former prison for $4.1 million to a cannabis company that will convert it into a medical marijuana oil extraction plant. The prison, which has sat unused for several years, was sold to Ocean Grown Extracts by the Coalinga City Council under […]

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Week in Review: IL expanding medical cannabis, OR milestone & CA MMJ revamp

By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer Illinois moves to give its medical marijuana industry a boost, Oregon marks a milestone in its adult-use cannabis industry, and California lawmakers embark on a revamp of the state’s MMJ market. Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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Los Angeles County Extends Medical Marijuana Growing Ban

Los Angeles County supervisors voted to extend a temporary ban on medical marijuana cultivation in unincorporated areas of the county by one month. At the same time, however, supervisors this week postponed a proposed 10-month ban on medical marijuana growing in unincorporated areas, the Los Angeles Times reported. The issue dates to February, when county […]

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Oakland approves unique MMJ business licensing rules

A marijuana conviction often can disqualify you from receiving a cannabis business license, but in Oakland it can give you an advantage over applicants with clean records. The Oakland City Council passed a first-of-its-kind measure Tuesday night, the Equity Permit Program, which flies in the face of national trends in marijuana policy. Many legalized marijuana programs […]

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Congressman: Law Enforcement Should Drop San Diego MMJ Case

A California congressman is calling on the San Diego law enforcement community to abandon its case against a medical cannabis product wholesaler, following the U.S. D. Department of Justice’s decision this week to drop its lawsuit against Harborside Health Center in Oakland. “The DOJ should never have brought charges in the first place,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said […]

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CA Firm Launches Ad Campaign Touting Small MJ Farmers

An upstart medical marijuana wholesaler in California is aiming to dispel the idea that corporate America is poised to take over the Golden State’s burgeoning cannabis industry. San Franciso-based Flow Kana has begun a multimedia advertising blitz showcasing California’s independent marijuana farmers at a time when many in the state expect wealthy out-of-state interests will […]

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