March 26, 2020

Cannabis companies have been deemed "essential" because of medicinal users, according to the BCC.

"Because cannabis is an essential medicine for many residents, licensees may continue to operate at this time, as long as their operations comply with local rules and regul...

February 21, 2020

Carmel Mayor Dave Potter, who currently heads the Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association and works as a cannabis lobbyist, was a county supervisor when the county developed its regulatory and tax framework. He regrets advocating for a canopy tax, calling it a mi...

January 25, 2020

Brand new parks. Healthier, smarter kids. Forests cleaned up. Drugged drivers off the road. Criminal records cleared.

Those are just a few of cannabis legalization Proposition 64’s impacts after two years of commercial sales. Passed in 2016, Prop 64 earmarks all cannabi...

January 11, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) unveiled his annual budget proposal on Friday, and it contains several provisions aimed at simplifying and streamlining regulations for the marijuana industry. The biggest proposed change concerns the state’s cannabis licensing system,...

December 12, 2019

A plan for a cannabis testing lab got the go-ahead Tuesday from the Monterey Planning Commission despite the city’s prohibition history. The proposed cannabis lab is located at 31 Upper Ragsdale in an area of the city that has a number of medical testing labs, which is...

December 1, 2019

California’s legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use was expected to be massive. In 2016, industry investors claimed sales could top $6.5 billion by 2020. And as 2019 comes to a close, California is indeed home to the world’s largest cannabis market, totali...

November 17, 2019

A key congressional committee plans to hold a historic vote on a bill to end the federal prohibition of marijuana next week, two sources with knowledge of the soon-to-be-announced action said.

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October 10, 2019

Growing the cannabis industry requires perseverance, patience, and commitment from everyone. Everyone in the industry has to work together to ensure responsible and safe procedures related to the cultivation, production, and distribution of cannabis products. The gover...

September 26, 2019

A bill to allow cannabis-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system, was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. If the Senate and President Trump sign on, it will impact how the cannabis industry in Monte...

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