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“Render Them Bereft”: Cannabis Trade Associations Call on LA City Attorney to Expand Enforcement against Unauthorized Retailers

In the Coalition’s view, it currently “appears that the City’s enforcement is focused on closing illicit retail businesses, not dismantling them.”

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High-Profile Cannabis Bills Die in California Legislature

Both proposals could have provided a shot in the arm for licensed businesses as the state cannabis industry continues to struggle with competition from illegal operators.

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California Bill to Provide Clarity on Hemp CBD Products Advances in the Senate

“We can already buy these products today at local gyms, coffee shops, wellness stores, and even now at CVS.”

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At a Realtors’ Event in Los Angeles, Stakeholders Prepare for the Next Round of Cannabis Retail Permits

Finding property for a cannabis business is tricky, and some landlords are taking advantage.

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Los Angeles’ Top Cannabis Regulator Details Next Steps for Equity

Cat Packer: “We want you all to be able to participate in the industry. We want this industry to look like this room.”

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In Fits and Starts, California’s Hemp Industry Pushes Forward

The California Department of Food and Agriculture “has received calls from hundreds of people from all over California.”

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Los Angeles Budget Threatens to Hamper Cannabis Social Equity Rollout

Cat Packer: Without adequate funding, regulators “will not be able to meet the anticipated demand for program services,” leading to delays.

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At the California Senate, Four Cannabis Bills Move Forward

Lawmakers advanced legislation relating to banking, pets, transparency, and statewide delivery.

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LA Mayor’s Proposed Budget Doubles Down Against Unlicensed Cannabis Shops

Mayor Eric Garcetti's budget puts millions toward law enforcement and cannabis regulators, and promises to establish an equity program.

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In Los Angeles, Labor and Social Justice Advocates Join Forces on Cannabis Equity Proposal

“When I worked in an illegal shop … I was pressured to do whatever the shop owner requested. At my current shop, where I'm covered by a union contract, I know I have rights.”

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At Los Angeles Public Meeting on Cannabis, Funding for City’s Social Equity Program Takes Center Stage

“I stand with the community members here in asking for community re-investment,” said the city’s top cannabis regulator, Cat Packer.

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California Lawmakers Search for “Short-Term” Solution to Cannabis Banking Obstacles

One state senator thinks that there are “two billion dollars buried in barrels in northern California,” thanks to the cash-based cannabis business.

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California Bill to Allow Cannabis Donations to Patients Gains Ground

The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act is named after activists who pushed for the first medical cannabis law in the US.

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Southern California’s San Bernardino County to Decide on Agreement with DEA Cannabis Eradication Program

The county is among the state's most conservative when it comes to cannabis.

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California Regulators Prepare for Legalization’s Next Phase

Last week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Advisory Committee held its first meeting of the year, and decided to create subcommittees on social equity, delivery, and lab testing.

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The Trouble in Tahoe: Local Politics

Licenses for cannabis shops on the California side of Lake Tahoe are often tied up in local disputes. But in nearby Reno, on the Nevada side, business is booming.