California's Insurance Commissioner Encourages Admitted Carriers to Insure Cannabis Risks – The National Law Review

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 We attended a teleconference led by California Insurance Commissioner David Jones with 63 insurance industry stakeholders on May 22, 2017, to discuss insurance requirements set forth in California’s proposed cannabis regulations. Commissioner Jones stated that his goal is to make sure all Californians, including emerging cannabis businesses, have insurance protection. By way of analogy, he compared …

The 'Mary Kay for marijuana' throws pot-selling parties for seniors – Business Insider

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Baby boomers make up one of the fastest growing age groups to embrace marijuana. Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance In California, seniors are getting together to sample weed-laced lip balms, topical ointments, and tinctures in Mary Kay-style parties at their retirement communities. Baby boomers make up one of the fastest growing age groups to embrace marijuana. One study found a 71% …

Not so high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry – Los Angeles Times

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If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here last week, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that has threatened to shut them down.They had bigger worries, like sorting out the legitimate business ventures from the hype among row upon row of exhibitors showcasing cannabis …

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt — now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry – SFGate

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Begin Slideshow 14 Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP Image 1of/14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Damian Dovarganes/AP Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP Image 2 of 14 Photo: Michael Ciaglo Image 3 of 14 1. About 44% of Americans have tried marijuana, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. The percentage has grown steadily since Gallup first asked the question in 1969. 1. …

California Insurance Department Holds Meeting To Discuss Cannabis And Insurance Issues – Weed News

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Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones convened 63 insurance-related stakeholders to make sure they have time to comment on cannabis-related regulations with insurance provisions currently under consideration by other state agencies. “As Insurance Commissioner, my goal is to make sure all Californians, including emerging cannabis businesses, have insurance protection,” said Commissioner Jones. “The department has an important role to play as new …

California Municipalities Face Difficult Land Use Decisions in Wake of Cannabis Legalization – JD Supra (press release)

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Following cannabis legalization in California, municipalities are beginning to face difficult decisions related to land use and planning. The challenge in siting industrial and residential uses, often in conflict, is not new for cities and their planners. But the new twist of cannabis growing and processing, treated as an industrial use in most cities, adds an added layer of complexity …

California Municipalities Face Difficult Land Use Decisions in Wake of Cannabis Legalization – Lexology (registration)

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Following cannabis legalization in California, municipalities are beginning to face difficult decisions related to land use and planning. The challenge in siting industrial and residential uses, often in conflict, is not new for cities and their planners. But the new twist of cannabis growing and processing, treated as an industrial use in most cities, adds an added layer of complexity …

California Municipalities Face Difficult Land Use Decisions in Wake … – Lexology (registration)

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Following cannabis legalization in California, municipalities are beginning to face difficult decisions related to land use and planning. The challenge in siting industrial and residential uses, often in conflict, is not new for cities and their planners. But the new twist of cannabis growing and processing, treated as an industrial use in most cities, adds an added layer of complexity …

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt — now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry – Business Insider

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Adelanto, California. Damian Dovarganes/AP Adelanto, California, is what’s known as a “drive-through town.” It’s a dusty plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and dilapidated factories. Few outsiders stay long. Now, the sleepy city in San Bernardino County wants to establish itself as a hotbed for large-scale cultivation and innovation in weed. There are 360 acres zoned for growing medical …

Adelanto, California, wants to be the 'Silicon Valley of medical … – Business Insider

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Adelanto, California. Damian Dovarganes/AP Adelanto, California, is what’s known as a “drive-through town.” It’s a dusty plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and dilapidated factories. Few outsiders stay long. Now, the sleepy city in San Bernardino County wants to establish itself as a hotbed for large-scale cultivation and innovation in weed. There are 360 acres zoned for growing medical …

Proposition 64: The Legalization of Marijuana in California – Santa Clarita Gazette (satire) (press release) (blog)

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Robin Sandoval | Police Blotter | 3 mins ago On November 8, 2016, historic Proposition 64 was passed legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the State of California. The law makes it legal for people age 21 and over to possess small amounts of marijuana and concentrated cannabis. It also legalizes the sale of marijuana by individuals with the …

Rogue Marijuana Dispensaries Cause Conflict With Legit Pot Shops – L.A. Weekly

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EXPAND Donnie Anderson Alex Halperin Donnie Anderson says it took weeks of driving to count the pot dispensaries in City Council District 8, which covers much of South Central Los Angeles. The team found two shops granted “limited immunity” by the city, but they were vastly outnumbered by 133 of what Anderson calls “rogue shops.” As partial owner of Med …

Public Hearing on New California Cultivation Regulations – Marijuana.com

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On Tuesday afternoon in Santa Ana, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held the first in a series of public hearings that aim to collect constructive criticism about newly proposed medical marijuana regulations. Back in 2015, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act represented the first attempt to regulate California’s medical marijuana industry since its inception. The set …

Public Hearing on New California Cultivation Regulations | Marijuana – Marijuana.com

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On Tuesday afternoon in Santa Ana, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held the first in a series of public hearings that aim to collect constructive criticism about newly proposed medical marijuana regulations. Back in 2015, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act represented the first attempt to regulate California’s medical marijuana industry since its inception. The set …

California's Pot Chief Vows State Will Meet Compliance Deadline – The Recorder

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Lori Ajax, chief of California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, poses in the bureau’s office in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP SACRAMENTO—California’s chief marijuana regulator on Thursday told a gathering of growers, government officials and would-be entrepreneurs that the state will have a regulatory structure in place to oversee a developing multibillion-dollar cannabis market by …