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Title: Handful of California cannabis growers control 30% of ‘small’ grower licenses

Author: Sacramento Business Times

Date: 5 February 2018

URL: https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2018/02/05/handful-of-california-cannabis-growers-control-30.html

 

Title: California Could Dismiss ALL Marijuana Convictions Dating Back To 1975. Starting with San Francisco, California could dismiss all marijuana convictions dating back to the 1970s.

Author: High Times

Date: 5 February 2018

URL: https://hightimes.com/news/california-dismiss-marijuana-convictions/

Extract: 

Californians with convictions for marijuana-related misdemeanors will see their records cleared, as prosecutors up and down the Golden State begin dismissing convictions going all the way back to 1975. Others with felony convictions could see their offenses reduced to misdemeanors.

NATIONAL CANNABIS BAR ASSOCIATION

Webinar: State and Federal Legalization

Registration for our February 20 Webinar, State and Federal Legalization: What’s Next? is open, and spots are filling up fast!

The webinar will feature representatives from leading advocacy organizations, Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), presenting on legalization successes and pending initiatives.  Karen O’Keefe, MPP Director of State Policies, will look back at recent successful state legalization efforts, and then focus on the 2018 outlook for state ballot initiatives and legislative efforts across the country. Michael Correia, NCIA Director of Government Relations, will present on federal priorities in the U.S. Senate and House, including a discussion of specific pending legislation.