California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Budget Priority for Cannabis? Enforcement.
Roughly $100 million would be headed to various state agencies as they grapple with unregulated cannabis.
What’s Going On With California’s Cannabis Appellations?
The groundbreaking proposal to recognize how and where cannabis is grown, as happens for wine, became law five years ago. But a program has been slow to get off the ground.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Thirteen Cannabis Bills
In just over two weeks since the legislative session ended, the governor has moved swiftly to enact new cannabis laws, from supporting interstate commerce to expanding patient access.
Meeting: California’s New Cannabis Advisory Committee Gets to Work
The group’s 17 new members will make recommendations to the state’s cannabis regulators as the industry undergoes some major changes.
Which Cannabis Bills in California Are Still in Play?
More than a dozen bills cleared a key deadline in the legislature, from aiming to allow interstate commerce to protecting insurers who work with cannabis businesses.
From Interstate Commerce to Caterer Licenses, California Lawmakers Aim to Transform the Cannabis Industry
Among more than a dozen cannabis bills introduced in 2022 are a few first-in-the-nation proposals.
In California, a Legislative Push for Cannabis Tax Reform
As regulators and law enforcement grapple with the unregulated cannabis market, several lawmakers argue the time has come for action on taxes.
California Senate Majority Leader Introduces Bill to End Cannabis Cultivation Tax
The debate is heating up: the cannabis industry says its survival depends on tax relief, while youth advocates say cuts will hurt children living below the poverty line who rely on the revenue.
California’s Cannabis Industry Continues Plea for Tax Relief
The newly formed Save California Cannabis Coalition hosted a news conference during which lawmakers said they are working on bills to help the legal market quash the unlicensed one.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Aims for Cannabis Compliance, Education in Budget Plan
The budget also allocates money to help mitigate the environmental harms of illegal cannabis cultivation. And, crucially, it notes that Newsom's administration "supports cannabis tax reform."
California Cannabis Regulators Commit to Combating Unregulated Market in 2022
The state’s top cannabis regulator signaled that illegal and gray market cannabis activity will be top of mind next year.
In California, Which Cannabis Bills Made the Cut?
California Gov. Gavin Newsom had until Oct. 10 to sign or veto the bills that landed on his desk this session.
California Cannabis Bills Await Gov. Newsom’s Signature
Here are the cannabis bills that passed by the end of the legislative session, including ones that aim to curb the existing illegal market, regulate the CBD industry, and guide cannabis advertising.
California Lawmakers Clear Path for Federally-Licensed Cannabis Growers
As the US Drug Enforcement Administration hands out its first cultivation-for-research licenses in decades, a first-of-its-kind bill clarifies this activity is exempt from state cannabis law.
A “Window” Into What’s Next for California’s Cannabis Appellations
The state will soon be the first jurisdiction in the world to recognize cannabis appellations, similar to those that exist for wine, like Champagne.