Cheech Marin shot a public service announcement encouraging fledgling marijuana businesses to register on the California secretary of state’s new website, Cannabizfile. Registering with his office should be the first step for any marijuana business, followed by getting proper state and local licenses, Alex Padilla said.
Yolo County has licensed 68 medical marijuana farms, but the future of the grows is uncertain as officials respond to concerns about smell and safety. The County Board of Supervisors is considering banning all commercial pot production.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early-morning home invasion in which armed robbers allegedly targeted a commercial grow site, making off with 600 pounds of processed marijuana Tuesday morning, said Sgt. Matthew Davis, a department spokesman.
LOS ANGELES–Los Angeles could soon help people who were jailed for marijuana crimes get into the newly legalized cannabis industry, in a push to address the uneven toll of the drug war on disadvantaged communities.
The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved funding sources for increased law enforcement against illegal indoor pot grows, following a two-month pilot program that led to the closure of 614 pot houses.
Nearly 20,000 people, eager to profit as cannabis becomes legal in more places around the world, learned this week that tapping one of the biggest markets, California, will prove challenging due to the state’s legendary regulations and huge black market.
Former NBA star John Salley recently was in Las Vegas to attend the country’s biggest marijuana business conference, MJBizCon. He was there to promote Deuces, a new marijuana venture he is running with his daughter Tyla.
California will allow adults to legally buy recreational marijuana Jan. 1, 2017. But very few places in the Sacramento region are considering allowing retail sales or delivery of cannabis, and the ones that are don’t expect sales to begin by the start of the year.