Good news: The Bureau of Cannabis Control announced that it has reopened its application process for the $10M Gov. Newsom made available last September to cities interested in developin cannabis equity programs.
Bad news: The funds won't go out until May 2020.
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In late July, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement took a Guatemalan-born woman who has lived in the U.S. since she was 3 from into custody. The L.A. woman's family suspects a pot bust from decades ago is behind her t predicament.
Her story isn't as jaw-dropping as the Wisconson man who, despite living most of his life in the state, was sent to Cambodia for getting bud in the mail.
Single-issue voters around America got an infusion of hope when Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) attacked Senator Kamala Harris (D) during Wednesday night's debate for her now-conservative looking positions on cannabis. Candidate Harris may have harmed her campaign by failing to respond head-on.
The state claims $30M in illegal cannabis product has been seized from January 2018 of last year through this summer's ceaseless raids. That number seems very low but it doesn't include product seized by local authorities.
Throughout 2019, state Food and Drug Administration officials have been developing standards around toxins, pesticides, and heavy metals used by growers. Two weeks ago, the CFDA working group met to address the financial burden that organic certification typically imposes on farmers. It's part of developing the standards that will become known as OCal. Or, almost-organic farming.
Little proof exists that there’s a market for drinkable marijuana, yet that’s what’s on the menu for much of the future market, thanks to the goals of Big Alcohol. Between two and three percent of polled consumers say they prefer to drink their weed, yet industry targets have as much as 30% of us consuming cannabis beverages in the future.
Strong consumer protection laws haves long been a hallmark of California. But what will be needed to protect consumers in the era of legal weed?
In an interview, VerSteeg explains she began brand building when the struggles of her former partner, an ex-NFL player struggling with concussions, brought her to a cannabis industry that she had been raised to scorn. VerSteeg’s first brand came in 2014, the year prior to his death from an opiate overdose. “I created it out of [feeling] so guilty about what happened with my ex,” she said.
The gay sports journalist crossed another frontier on Friday when he said in the sports section of an American daily newspaper that he consumes cannabis, "Not in a wishy-washy/Clintonesque 'I didn’t inhale' sort of way, but rather in a depending-on-what-time-you-are-reading-this-I-could-be-high-right-now sort of way."
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In 2019, CEOs and influencers alike ought to comprehend that the link-in-bio layup on Instagram is not a serious person's approach to effective social media.
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