A California Conundrum: How to Crack Down on Illicit Sales Without Echoing the War on Drugs?
A nascent industry needs protection, but so do certain neighborhoods.
Denver is hiring a “cannabis process navigator” to help entrepreneurs through city bureaucracy
The of Denver Department of Excise and Licenses has announced it will hire a full-time person to help budding cannabis lounges break through the red tape of opening up shop.
The business licensing office created the position, “cannabis process navigator,” based on input received from the marijuana industry, said Excise and Licenses spokesman Eric Escudero.
“It really is just someone else that’s there to help,” Escudero said. “People have a lot of questions when they’re getting any kind of business license. They have questions, whether it be zoning, buildings, public health… what we want to do is make this process easier for people.
Edibles Sales Outside Dispensaries
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has ordered that all orally-consumed products containing CBD must only be sold in dispensaries.
The mayors of New Jersey’s two biggest towns won’t allow marijuana dispensaries in their cities unless they are happy with how the legalization bill addresses previous weed convictions.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined a handful of other town leaders from across the state Wednesday to call for stronger social justice provisions if legal weed were to come to New Jersey.
Portland Oregon To Consider Letting Cannabis Shops Sell Regular Food And Drinks
The City Council is scheduled to vote Monday to establish zoning rules that will cover everything from the size and location of marijuana grow to testing and retail stores. The current proposal from the staff prohibits marijuana retailers from selling any food or drink that does not contain marijuana. And that doesn’t sit well with some councilors and budding marijuana entrepreneurs looking for ways to stand out in what’s expected to be a competitive market.
Tennessee Proposal Would Validate Out-of-State Medical Cannabis Cards
Legislation introduced to Tennessee’s legislative houses would allow for the possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis with an out-of-state medical card.