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
“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 Feinstein — are even more out of step with their party’s voters.”
Tom Angell, Chairman Of The Group Marijuana Majority
“We are not shocked that support for cannabis legalization continues to grow, especially as more Americans become better educated about the plant and the benefits legalization brings to both patients and communities.”
Erik Hulstrom, Co-Founder Of The L.A. Cannabis Trade Group Southern California Coalition
You Can Be Fired For Using Marijuana Even When It’s Legal (CA – Cannabis Regulations)
Quartz At Work (October 26, 2017) Gary Ross, a systems administrator from California, suffered from debilitating back pain from injuries he sustained while serving in the military. Based on his doctor’s recommendation, Ross treated his pain with marijuana, which is legal for medical and recreational use in California. But when he applied for a job as a systems administrator at Raging Wire Telecommunication, he failed the required drug test, and the CEO fired him.

Even Republicans Are Down For Legalizing Marijuana (CA – Cannabis Legalization)
LA Weekly (October 26, 2017) We’re not sure what’s going on with the Grand Old Party.  It has the presidency. It has Congress. Yet its cornerstone legislative proposals — repealing and replacing Obamacare and cutting taxes for the rich — are going nowhere fast. And within the last week three Republican senators have rebuked President Trump, including Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Tuesday in which he called Trump’s behavior “outrageous and undignified.”

Hop-On Subsidiary Re-Medical Turns On CO2 Extraction For THC Cannabis And CBD Hemp In California (CA – Medical Cannabis)
Market Wired (October 25, 2017) Hop-on, Inc. (OTC PINK: HPNN) announced today its subsidiary, Re-Medical, Inc., is now extracting organic flowers of different strains of Medical MMJ and Hemp CBD products in California. No pesticides, Solvent Free, C02 extracted, Pure organic products. Products are currently being offered are: THC flavors are Natural, Coconut, Butterscotch, Ginger Tinctures from 200mg to 600mg. Re-Medical also offers various other vapor THC assorted products, like Indica, Sativa and Hybrid flower CO2 extracted organic oils.
Medical Pot Dispensary Ok’d (CA – Medical Cannabis)
The Ceres Courier (October 25, 2017) Ceres’ first-ever legal medical cannabis dispensary was approved Monday evening by a unanimous Ceres City Council under a development agreement that requires payment of a substantial fee each month. Pacafi Cooperative, Inc., won approval to open a 6,000-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary in an industrial area north of Hatch Road at 1442 Angie Avenue.
Santa Cruz May Be First California County To Approve Adult-Use Cannabis Sales (CA – Cannabis Sales)
The Cannabist (October 25, 2017) Santa Cruz may be the first county in the state ready for recreational marijuana sales on January 1On Tuesday, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allow the 12 medical marijuana dispensaries operating in unincorporated areas to sell recreational, as well as medicinal, cannabis come New Year’s Day. But the dispensaries still would need a state license to begin legal sales to adults ages 21 and older, and the state still is scrambling to create a licensing framework.
To Live And Get High In L.A.  (CA – Cannabis Industry)
Source Weekly (October 25, 2017) The doctor who issued my California medical marijuana card by phone three days prior told me this might happen. “San Francisco dispensaries are way more liberal about letting cardholders without Cali IDs in than L.A. dispensaries, but you can use delivery services there.” Way less liberal was a great way to describe the security guard who checked I.D.s at the door of the first L.A. dispensary I visited.
County Ponders Zoning Regs On Medical Marijuana (CA – Medical Cannabis)
The Calvert Recorder (October 25, 2017) A medical marijuana dispensary could be in the works for southern Calvert County, county staff confirmed this week, as they sought guidance Tuesday from the Board of County Commissioners on zoning and planning regulations for prospective cannabis facilities in the county.
Construction Begins On Massive Legally-Permitted Greenhouse Cannabis Cultivation Site In California (CA – Cannabis Cultivation)
PR Newswire (October 25, 2017) Smart Cannabis Corp., (OTC PINK: SCNA), announced that it has broken ground and is actively installing infrastructure at what will be one of California’s largest legally-permitted greenhouse cannabis cultivation sites. The site will consist of 18 greenhouses and provide 51,840 sq. ft. of cultivation area. The construction is expected to be completed in January of 2018.
Plans For A Weed-Themed Town In The California Desert Have Environmental Experts Worried About Water (CA – Cannabis Industry)
Merry Jane (October 25, 2017) After decades of economic toil under the desert sun, the town of Nipton on the edge of California’s Mojave Desert is ready for a facelift, and it’s all thanks to legal weed. Earlier this year, Arizona-based American Green — the largest publicly traded cannabis company in the United States — purchased the entire town, with plans to turn Nipton into America’s first and largest cannabis-themed resort destination.
High Times Ahead: California Cities Prepare For Impact Of Legal Marijuana (CA – Cannabis Legalization)
Smart Cities Dive (October 26, 2017) Leaders in California cities are still figuring out how to handle the legalized use of marijuana with about two months left until the new law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Many jurisdictions haven’t finalized their governance because the state itself hasn’t yet issued its final regulations. But the state is pitching in to help facilitate a smooth transition.
Tennessee Ad Hoc Committee On Medical Cannabis Gives Insight Into New Legislation (TN – Cannabis Legalization)
Fox 17 (October 26, 2017) The Tennessee Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Cannabis met on Thursday to continue the debate on legislation surrounding medical cannabis. Rep. Jeremy Faison, Co-Chairman of the committee, laid out changes to the proposed legislation he and others on the committee plan to file. While Faison says it will be among the “strictest medical cannabis bills in America, but that’s fine with me because I want the people who need it most to have it.”
Nevada Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Top $33M In Second Month (NV – Cannabis Money)
Ganjapreneur (October 26, 2017) In an interview with the Cannabist, Nevada Department of Taxation head Deonne Contine disclosed the state had sold more than $33 million during its second month of adult-use sales – representing a 24 percent spike from the 27.1 million in sales in July. The revenues equate to $3.35 million in tax revenues derived from the recreational market and a combined $4.8 million when including medical cannabis sales. By comparison, Colorado recreational sales reached $15 million during its second month.
Bill To Legalize Adult Cannabis Use Unveiled In St. Louis, Missouri (MI – Cannabis Legalization)
Ganjapreneur (October 26, 2017) A measure introduced in St. Louis, Missouri would legalize the cultivation, possession, and sale of cannabis within city limits for adults 21-and-older, allowing them to possess up to two ounces of cannabis and grow up to 10 plants, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Consumption would be limited to private, residential properties and employers could not fire or refuse to hire someone for legally using cannabis under the new letter of the law.
Arizona Approves First Drive-Thru MMJ Dispensary (AZ – Cannabis Dispensaries)
Ganjapreneur (October 26, 2017) Arizona’s first drive-thru medical cannabis dispensary open tomorrow in Sun City as a convenience service for the elderly and disabled, according to an report. The dispensary, All Greens, will utilize the old drive-thru teller window of a remodeled bank to sell to its registered patients.