california medical marijuana Archive

New Market: California awaits regulations before unleashing huge industry

Bart Schaneman  | January 12, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

California’s recreational marijuana market has the potential to dwarf all others as long as workable statewide regulations are ironed out, municipalities allow adult use and legal businesses can supplant the state’s thriving black market.

CA’s Prop 64 sparks requests for MMJ recommendations

Omar Sacirbey  | November 28, 2016

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 …

California readies landmark water rules for cannabis cultivators

Bart Schaneman  | October 25, 2016

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.

Week in Review: San Diego crackdown, WA eyes organic marijuana & Britain says yes to CBD

John Schroyer  | October 14, 2016

By Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

San Diego targets illegal dispensaries while educating consumers about legit operations, Washington State has an eye toward organic certification, and Britain gives CBD the medicinal green light.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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

Omar Sacirbey  | June 3, 2016

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.

Oakland approves unique MMJ business licensing rules

Omar Sacirbey  | May 18, 2016

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 …