Even if there had not been wildfires to bounce back from in Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma counties, this pivotal year in marijuana was topsy-turvy in ways the the pot pioneers could never have imagined.
North Bay Business Journal
With Friday's signing of the farm bill came a rush of financial opportunity. Among the early beneficiaries is Henderson, Nevada-based CBD maker Leading Edge Pharma, which has contracted with a network of drugstores to distribute its product nationally.
Hemp Industry Daily
When the California Highway Patrol stopped and arrested employees of the Humboldt County distribution company Wild Rivers Transport in September, the officers seized more than $257,00 and then turned it over to the US Department of Homeland Security. The arrests and seizure are the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed in San Francisco on Dec. 14.
Jason Kinney, a well connected Sacramento lobbyist for the cannabis industry is working as an unpaid advisor to Gov. Elect Gavin Newsom's transition.
MED patients in San Diego will no longer be allowed to use a physician's note to make purchases, part of of the city's first audit of dispensaries, which is expected to conclude by month's end. Only 10 percent of the city's patients have medical marijuana IDs.
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