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It is a fact that the legal cannabis industry has tremendous potential to generate significant tax revenue for states and municipalities in the years ahead. Earlier this year, for example, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported that, from the day legal cannabis retail sales began in January 2018 until January 2020, the state had already collected more than $1 billion in taxes. And those are only state-level taxes. Taxes are also imposed at the local level, and setting

“It’s been a painful lesson that it’s much harder to pare back than it is to loosen things up.” The statement made by 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann on Tuesday summed up the supervisors’ months-long struggle to reform the county cannabis ordinances after they were criticized for being too relaxed. At their height, licenses in Santa Barbara County accounted for 35 percent of all cannabis acreage in California. The board voted to implement new restrictions affecting North County — the harshest is

A move to reduce the number of cannabis dispensary permits available failed at the July 14 California City council meeting in a 2-2 vote. Mayor Chuck McGuire and Councilmember Nick Lessenevitch voted against the measure, while Mayor Pro Tem Don Parris and Council member Ron Smith were in favor. Council member Bill Smith was absent. The item would have amended the city ordinance to reduce the current available number of permits for delivery-only cannabis dispensaries from 10 to four, while maintaining the

For the first time in its history, Long Beach City College will be offering a class solely focused on the cannabis industry. From cultivation to retail, the eight-week class will cover all sectors of the industry, additional sessions on the history of cannabis in California and an overview of the state’s track-and-trace system for cannabis products from plant to the hands of consumers. “If somebody is interested in engaging with the cannabis industry on a professional level, this is an important first

The astonishing success of Oklahoma’s MED market may be best illustrated by the recent closure of the state’s largest dispensary: the Apco Med Shop in Oklahoma City. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, “the Capitol was closed down, and our store in downtown Oklahoma City lost all its foot traffic,” Dedre Galvez, who manages the company’s Tulsa location, said. In other words, the clientele for the Sooner State’s biggest dispensary came mostly from government employees. How many of them were legislators can’t be known, but

The California state Assembly has unanimously voted in favor of a bill that would slam businesses and individuals that support illegal pot sellers with fines up to $30,000 a day, and a final vote is expected in the state Senate when legislators return to Sacramento this month. The measure takes aim not at the dealers themselves, but at those who provide advertising and other aid to illicit sellers, and even landlords who knowingly rent retail space to unlicensed cannabis operations, the Los Angeles

PRNewswire  |  EUREKA, CA Papa & Barkley, the leading cannabis wellness company in California, best known for its award-winning topicals and tinctures, today announced the launch of its Releaf Gummies, a line of sugar-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, zero-calorie, full spectrum, and solventless edibles. They come in four fruity flavors: Tart Apple and Berry Burst, which are vegan, and Juicy Orange and Wild Strawberry. Designed for health-conscious consumers, Releaf Gummies are Papa & Barkley's first line of edible wellness products. Great for stress, anxiety, relaxation,

The legalization of Cannabis, commonly known as Marijuana in the United States, has existed for years. Today, almost half of the American states have welcomed the cannabis market, and eleven states are looking to join by the end of this year. As such, the cannabis industry in the U.S. has continually grown not only in demand but also in production. In California, including Los Angeles, Cannabis was legalized for medical use in 1996. However, in 2016, the state finally approved the

A study by researchers at the University of California shows that cannabis may have the potential to treat the chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease. Results of the research, which was led by University of California at Irvine researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr. Donald Abrams of U.C. San Francisco, were published last week in the journal Jama Open Network. “These trial results show that vaporized cannabis appears to be generally safe,” said Gupta, a professor of medicine on the faculty of UCI’s Center

Ronnie Bell’s prized possessions aren’t the collectible toys or bongs that clutter his ranch-style house. What the 65-year-old values most is his extensive indoor marijuana grow. Bell’s “bachelor pad” features a guest-bedroom-turned-nursery with a reflective grow-tent. There are racks of marijuana plants in the next room. This farmer, who served 21 years in the U.S. Marines and 21 years in the U.S. Postal Service, is one of many unlicensed marijuana cultivators in the unincorporated township of Anza. Over the 24 years Bell