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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...

September 16, 2019

When California legalized marijuana in 2016, Ingrid Archie celebrated. Then it was time to file paperwork.

Ms. Archie was among the thousands of Californians eligible to have cannabis-related convictions reduced or cleared from their records under provisions of the new...

May 21, 2019

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks to help the industry get around restrictions on access to banking services. Under the state legislation, which was approved by a vote of 35 to 1, private banks or credit unio...

This week, U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) have reintroduced the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act to protect banks and other financial institutions from federal prosecution when working with cannabis-related businesses that are operating in compliance...

April 10, 2019

A move toward allowing outdoor commercial cannabis grows in parts of Monterey County is set to take a big step forward.On Thursday, draft regulations that would establish a pilot outdoor cannabis program in Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Cachagua are headed to the cannabis...

March 20, 2019

Monterey County cannabis growers are warning too much marijuana is being grown in California and the market could soon be saturated. Brook Eagle with Pacific Reserve Nursery in Salinas has been in the industry for years and he predicts the cannabis market will be flood...

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