After the first meeting to debate delivery, Denver’s new Marijuana Licensing Work Group, which includes regulators, elected officials, and industry members, turned its attention to consumption spaces.
The city’s newly formed Marijuana Licensing Work Group held its first meeting, during which regulators, elected officials, and members of the cannabis industry debated how to allow for delivery with a focus on equity.
The announcement came after a lawsuit challenged whether the residency requirement was constitutional. Regulators stressed that the move wouldn’t affect the rollout of adult use sales.
The first-of-its-kind Cannabis Appellation Program will allow for place-of-origin branding. At the final public hearing this week, growers emphasized the importance of “terroir” baseline standards.
The bill would tax and regulate cannabis sales for adults, and would also allow home grows.
A bill introduced by state Senator Diana DiZoglio would help companies “ineligible” for the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
USDA organic status is off limits, as a result of federal cannabis prohibition. So California regulators have created “comparable-to-organic cannabis standards.”
Mendocino County, part of the famed northern California Emerald Triangle, just received a $2 million equity grant. County officials told Cannabis Wire how these funds will be used.
The state’s general assembly has adjourned early. If and when lawmakers reconvene for a special session this summer, legalization is likely to be a low priority.
Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento are among the jurisdictions receiving significant funding.
The governor suspended “non-essential” government activity on the island through May 6.
The governor and attorney general have put the state on a path toward legal adult use, starting with eliminating penalties for possession.
Voters approved adult use of cannabis in 2016. The state has taken longer than any other to launch its program.
Before the state’s adult use effort was derailed this week by coronavirus, significant lobbying on cannabis was underway in the early months of 2020.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said, during a Tuesday press conference about COVID-19, there was "too much, too little time" for adult use cannabis legalization.
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