Think place-of-origin branding, like “Champagne” or “Roquefort.” An industry group fears indoor cultivators will be left out.
Regulators and growers meet to hash out a state alternative to USDA certification.
State Senator Bob Hertzberg, who worked alongside state Treasurer Fiona Ma, described the bill as “an interim bridge . . . not too complex,” and better than “a cockamamie public bank.”
As cannabis tourism is on the rise across the US, lawmakers in the nation's most populous state aim to set some ground rules.
Minority Cannabis Business Association says the city’s position as one of the largest cannabis markets means its “programs and market rollouts will likely be adopted by others in the industry.”
At an industry summit in Los Angeles, California’s top cannabis regulators came together to discuss the state’s plans to prop up licensed operators, banking and tax hurdles, and social equity programs.
“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.”
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.
“We can already buy these products today at local gyms, coffee shops, wellness stores, and even now at CVS.”
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.
Cat Packer: “We want you all to be able to participate in the industry. We want this industry to look like this room.”
The California Department of Food and Agriculture “has received calls from hundreds of people from all over California.”
Cat Packer: Without adequate funding, regulators “will not be able to meet the anticipated demand for program services,” leading to delays.
Lawmakers advanced legislation relating to banking, pets, transparency, and statewide delivery.
Mayor Eric Garcetti's budget puts millions toward law enforcement and cannabis regulators, and promises to establish an equity program.
“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.”