CCMA Greenbrief October 27: Nevada Rec Sales Reach $33M in 2nd Month… Ceres City Council Approved One Medical Cannabis Dispensary… Santa Cruz County Approves Rec Framework…​

  Political greenBrief Friday, October 27, 2017   ​Calfarms, a medical marijuana provider helps attendees at the High Times Cannabis Cup in California “Republican leaders in Congress are way behind where their constituents are on this issue, but it’s worth noting that a number of Democratic politicians — such as Sen. Dianne ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 26: WA Hits $1B in 2017 Cannabis Sales… DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal Prosecute Medical Cannabis Users… Cannabis Consultant Challenging Humboldt County Sup in Next Election…

  Political greenBrief Thursday, October 26, 2017 Cannabis Consultant Dani Burkhart “In a brief filed late Monday in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, DOJ lawyers acknowledged that the department “was not authorized to spend money on the prosecution of the defendants after December of 2014 because the defendants strictly complied ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 25: Napa Land-Use Authorities to Decide on Cannabis Sales… Kern County Banned Commercial Cannabis Tuesday… Palm Springs Seeks to Expand Cannabis Tax Revenue…

  Political greenBrief Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Jim Camper, the owner of Organic Solution of the Desert in Palm Springs, inside the dispensary’s marijuana grow room “We’ve lost millions of dollars of product for sure, and we have no insurance.” Ned Fussell, CEO Of CannaCraft   “Cannabis businesses face insurance ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 24: Contra Costa Supervisors to Ban Cannabis Business… SMUD Wants to Help Cannabis Growers… Concord Is in Favor of Medical Cannabis Sales…

  Political greenBrief Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Mormon Republican senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) is one of Congress’s leading champions for medical marijuana   “To be in the cannabis business you have to break a couple of laws, we’re all breaking federal law now.” The Agathist Collective Co-Founder Timothy Byars   “The evidence shows that ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 23: Plumas People Opposed to Commercial Cannabis… LA Leaders Want to Make Sure That Disadvantaged People Can Cash in On Cannabis Legalization… Kern supervisors to Decide the Best Way to Limit Legal Cannabis’s Impact…

  Political greenBrief Monday, October 23, 2017 Donnie Anderson, co-founder of the California Minority Alliance, is one of the owners of Medex, a marijuana dispensary on Century Boulevard in South L.A. “For so long, people that were black, people that were Latino, we have paid the price for this business, and as we move this […]
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CCMA Greenbrief October 20: Calaveras County On Verge of Banning Cannabis Farms… Encinitas Voters To Decide Pot-Growing Issue… Half Moon Bay High School Health and Wellness Committee Request the City Council to Impose Moratorium on Commercial Cannabis Cultivation…

  Political greenBrief Friday, October 20, 2017 ​Gary Jakobs, a consultant with Ascent Environmental hires by Calaveras County, confers with Peter Maurer, county planning director, on Wednesday during a special board meeting on cannabis in San Andreas “Do people really believe Jeff Sessions is going to come out to Calaveras County to ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 19: SLO Board of Supervisors Ponders Ban on Pot Shops… Plus Receives $2M Series A for Cannabis-Infused Products… Sessions Calls For “More Competition” Among Medical Cannabis Growers For Research…

  Political greenBrief Thursday, October 19, 2017 Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, a Utah Republican, has emerged as an unlikely champion of medical marijuana “To lessen the negative impacts of cannabis, you make it legal and you regulate it. If you try to ban it, because this is high value, you drive it into the black […]
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CCMA Greenbrief October 18: Congress Weakened the DEA’s Ability to Go After Drug Distributors… Cannabis Progressives Are Looking to Draft a Challenger to Feinstein… Cannabis Market Could Hit $18 Billion By 2021…

  Political greenBrief Wednesday, October 18, 2017 State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, flanked by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, answers questions at a news conference in Sacramento in early September “In 2017 we expect growth of 18 percent to $7.7 billion as new medical-use markets come online.” ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 17: State Water Board to Discuss Cannabis Cultivation Water Rights… Captives Could Solve Cannabis Insurance… Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders Says Cannabis Should be Fully Legalized, Not Decriminalized…

  Political greenBrief Tuesday, October 17, 2017   Deedee Kirkwood’s main focus these days is writing letters to “potlifers” — lifelong prison inmates who’ve been thrown behind bars on marijuana charges alone  “We understand that not every community needs or wants dispensaries, or other cannabis activities, but ...
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CCMA Greenbrief October 16: NorCal Fires Devastate Cannabis Farms… Colorado Hits Billion Dollars in Cannabis Sales… City of Bakersfield and Kern County at Odds on Commercial Cannabis…

  Political greenBrief Monday, October 16, 2017 ​A display at the Green Nugget pot shop in east Bakersfield features smokeable weed, edibles, wax and other ways to ingest cannabis   “If you don’t like marijuana and you’re against it, I’m sorry, we may be a conservative county but we are part of the state of […]
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