Big news today for Los Angeles dispensaries. The city has updated the existing medical marijuana business tax classification. This means your tax rates are likely to change! We have everything you need to know, plus key due dates that are right around the corner.
NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
Title: Tribes Cut out of California Cannabis Market Might Grow Their Own
Date: 26 February 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Native American tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing cannabis businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old.
The tribes floated the idea of setting up rival farms and sales shops on reservations after concluding that rules requiring them to be licensed by the state would strip them of authority over their own lands and their right to self-governance.
Title: Cannabis program manager appointed for Mendocino County
Author: The Mendocino Voice
Date: 28 February 2018
Extract: The County of Mendocino has a new cannabis program manager, according an announcement by the Mendocino County Executive Office issued today. The search for the position was first announced in July, 2017,and the county has selected Kelly Overton for the position, who will coordinate a variety of cannabis regulatory programs within the county.
Overton said of his new position, “Mendocino County should and will become a blue print for how legal cannabis can be a positive force both economically and socially. My immediate goals are streamlining the permit application process and working to further establish cannabis as an economic driver in the county.”
No information has been provided as to when Overton will officially start in the job. Based on a job listing on governmentjobs.com, the position pays between $80,704.00 – $98,092.80 annually and the opening closed on January 2, 2018.
According to the press release, Overton has previously worked as “a process improvement and disaster management consultant,” and has an education background including: “a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Public Health from Tulane University’s School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts/Boston and a Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability.”