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TULARE – While Tulare was the fourth city in the county to approve recreational marijuana sales, it will be the first to approve CBD products for sale at any retail store. At its Sept. 1 meeting, the Tulare City Council revised its cannabis ordinance to allow cannabidiol (CBD) products to be sold at any store within the city limits. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of cannabis and does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main ingredient causing the “high” from marijuana, according

A coalition of advocacy groups and marijuana businesses have unveiled a unique plan to legalize interstate cannabis commerce regardless of ongoing federal prohibition. The Alliance for Sensible Markets campaign will be pushing governors from legal and likely soon-to-be legal marijuana states to enter into an interstate compact—a constitutionally recognized agreement between two or more states—establishing a framework for cannabis to be transported and marketed across state lines. Such an arrangement hasn’t been tried before for marijuana, but if the new effort succeeds

Any news article focused on "section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code" is bound to sound like a snooze. But in a case involving the Oakland-headquartered Harborside cannabis dispensary, that part of the U.S. tax code reveals the perversity of cannabis being illegal at the federal level, but legal in numerous states. How the courts decide the case will have ramifications throughout the legal cannabis industry. Eleven million dollars is at stake for Harborside, which deducted expenses on its 2007–2012

Many California marijuana growers are up in arms over a recent proposal before the state Energy Commission that would require all indoor cultivation operators to use only LED lights by 2023. If implemented, the proposal could cost cannabis businesses hundreds of millions of dollars, the growers say. The proposal is part of a lengthy report issued this month by the Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Program. It would force indoor growers to transition away from lower-efficiency grow lights, such as metal halide or high-pressure