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Champagne, Roquefort, and . . . Mendocino? The Appellations Discussion Warms Up

What regions get to apply a geographical label to its cannabis? Does an international perspective help? Should a name be connected to the land?

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If They’re Doling Out Cannabis “Appellations,” L.A.’s Growers Want In

Think place-of-origin branding, like “Champagne” or “Roquefort.” An industry group fears indoor cultivators will be left out.

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California Begins Process of Creating Cannabis Appellations

Soon, cannabis farmers could set their products apart with geographic origin names, like Champagne for wine.

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Which Cannabis Bills Did California Governor Gavin Newsom Sign, Veto?

Seven cannabis bills landed on Newsom’s desk, but two of those bills didn’t make it through.

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Cannabis Tax Relief Advances, CBD in Food Dies, as California Legislative Session Wraps

Lawmakers had until midnight Monday to send a handful of cannabis-related bills to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.

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Here Are the California Cannabis Bills That Survived COVID-19 Delays

Bills focused on a state bank, delivery, and curbing the illicit market failed to make it through this legislative session.

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California Regulators Prepare for the Champagne of Cannabis

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.

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California Regulators Release First-Of-Its-Kind “Organic” Cannabis Plan

USDA organic status is off limits, as a result of federal cannabis prohibition. So California regulators have created “comparable-to-organic cannabis standards.”