GENERAL

Title:   Will California Be The Domino Needed To End Federal Prohibition? The Golden State could become the “big domino” needed to end federal marijuana prohibition.

Author: High Times

Date: 4 November 2017

URL: https://hightimes.com/business/will-california-domino-needed-end-federal-prohibition/

Extract: California’s state motto is “Eureka” (“I found it”), and what we find there in the coming years will inform America’s cannabis industry and its social influences in profound ways. As the world’s sixth-largest economy, California’s embrace of a legal adult-use program will automatically make it the capital of the nation’s cannabis market. With a population of nearly 40 million people, and having already established a medical cannabis market worth about $2.7 billion, California is poised to become the world’s epicenter of both cultivation and social use.

 

STATE

Bureau of Cannabis Control CA – Update – Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, November 16

SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that it will host the first public Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, November 16 in Sacramento. The Meeting Notice and Agenda can be found here: http://bcc.ca.gov/about_us/committee. Meeting materials will also be posted on the Bureau website as they become available.

CANNABIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

WHERE: Sacramento Masonic Temple, 1123 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LIVE WEBCAST: The Bureau also plans to webcast this meeting. To view the Advisory Committee meeting webcast, please visit the following link on November 16: https://thedcapage.blog/webcasts/.

SEATING LIMITED: Meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive early, as the Bureau cannot guarantee seating in the event the room reaches capacity.

For additional information about the Cannabis Advisory Committee, or to subscribe to email alerts to hear about updates as they become available, please visit our website at http://www.bcc.ca.gov/.

For information on all three state licensing authorities, please visit the California Cannabis Portal at cannabis.ca.gov. Follow the Bureau on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily news and updates.

 

Title: New Insurance Lines Will Help Emerging Marijuana Market

Author: Insurance Jnl.com

Date: 5 November 2017

URL: https://www.insurancejournal.com/blogs/right-street/2017/11/05/470461.htm

Extract:   And now we see that California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones this week “approved the filing of the first admitted commercial insurance company to file cannabis business insurance, so that the insurer can begin writing policies and offering coverage for cannabis business owners,” according to a statement from his office.“Consumers who visit cannabis businesses, workers who work there, businesses who sell products to or rent property to cannabis businesses, and the investors, owners and operators of cannabis businesses all should have insurance coverage available to help them recover when something goes wrong just as any other legalized business does,” Jones said in the statement.

 

Title:  Sticker shock coming with California’s new pot market

Author: ABC News

Date: 5 November 2017

URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/sticker-shock-coming-californias-pot-market-50942926

Extract:  California’s legal marijuana marketplace is coming with a kaleidoscope of new taxes and fees that could influence where it’s grown, how pot cookies and other munchies are produced and the price tag on just about everything.

Be ready for sticker shock.

On a retail level, it costs about $35 to buy a small bag of good quality medical marijuana in Los Angeles, enough to roll five or six joints.

But in 2018, when legal sales take hold and additional taxes kick in, the cost of that same purchase in the new recreational market is expected to increase at the retail counter to $50 or $60.

 

 

MILPITAS

Title: Milpitas Forms Marijuana Committee

Author: The Pioneer Online

Date:  3 November 2017

URL:  http://thepioneeronline.com/34952/metro/milpitas-forms-marijuana-committee/

Extract:  A subcommittee for marijuana was quickly formed and began meeting in February. Their latest meeting was on Oct. 9th. They outlined 3 possibilities for what could come next for cannabis businesses and Milpitas. They can extend the temporary ban for another year, which will allow more time to review possible regulation change, they can permanently allow commercial cannabis use, or they can permanently prohibit commercial cannabis use.

MT SHASTA

Title: City of Mt. Shasta ordinance amending zoning for cultivation, distribution, retail, manufacturing, nursery, testing and transport of commercial cannabis

Author: Mt Shasta News

Date: November 2017

URL: http://www.mtshastanews.com/news/20171103/city-of-mt-shasta-ordinance-amending-zoning-for-cultivation-distribution-retail-manufacturing-nursery-testing-and-transport-of-commercial-cannabis

Extract: Primary Materials provided

 

RIDGECREST

Title: Ridgecrest: Ordinance restricting cannabis passes first reading

Author: Taft Midway Driller

Date: 3 November 2017

URL: http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/news/20171103/ordinance-restricting-cannabis-passes-first-reading

Extract: If it is approved upon a second reading, the ordinance will amend the city’s municipal code to prohibit, restrict, and regulate medical and non-medical cannabis and commercial cannabis activities to the fullest extent allowed under state law. According to City Clerk Ricca Charlon, the item will be heard again by council at its meeting Nov. 15.

 

 

WOODLAND

Title: Woodland planners recommend more cannabis growing operations in city

Author: Daily Democrat

Date: 3 November 2017

URL: http://www.dailydemocrat.com/article/NI/20171103/NEWS/171109955

Extract: Woodland’s Planning Commission generally agreed that retail cannabis sales were needed in the city, but got lost in the details of whether those sales should be by storefront or home delivery.After a series of moves, however, the commission decided to largely support a number of land-use and zoning code changes that put in place regulations for growing, manufacturing and selling cannabis for medicinal and recreational use by increasing from six to eight the number of permitted operations. They also said that two of those eight permits could be for retail sales of medicinal or recreational cannabis. The end product was anything but satisfactory with several commissioners preferring a staff-produced set of regulations that was more restrictive, others having questions about intent and some questioning whether the city would be able to pay for the bureaucracy of regulating cannabis businesses and even whether they would be adding to an already existing black market.