California Testing Challenges Cannabis Industry

California Testing Challenges Cannabis Industry

Almost 20% of all legal marijuana products submitted for testing to the California government since July 1 have been rejected. The testing has been especially tough on cannabis-infused cookies, candies and tinctures. Often, the products are frequently strong enough, according to data released Tuesday by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control. Sixty-five percent of all … Read more

Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced today that cannabis will be legal nationwide beginning October 17. The declaration comes after both houses of parliament voted to legalize the drug for recreational use, making Canada the first G-7 country to do so, and the second in the world following Uruguay. Trudeau welcomed the vote, tweeting: “It’s … Read more

California’s Two New Cannabis Taxes Take Effect January 1, 2018

California’s Two New Cannabis Taxes Take Effect January 1, 2018

If you want to sell cannabis or cannabis products, you must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller’s permit. Cannabis cultivators, processors, manufacturers, retailers, microbusinesses, and distributors making sales are required to obtain and maintain a seller’s permit as a prerequisite for applying for a license with the … Read more

Here’s How California Lawmakers Are Addressing Cannabis Banking Challenges

Here’s How California Lawmakers Are Addressing Cannabis Banking Challenges

Proposition 64 approving production, distribution, sale, and possession of adult recreational cannabis—passed by California voters in November 2016— ushers in a new era in the state. When the measure takes effect January 1, 2018, adult recreational use of cannabis will join medical use as a legal practice in California. But a shadow hangs over Proposition … Read more

Gallop Poll Estimates 64 Percent Support For Cannabis Legalization In The U.S.

Gallop Poll Estimates 64 Percent Support For Cannabis Legalization In The U.S.

According to a recent poll by Gallup, 64% of Americans favor legalizing the plant. When Gallup starting asking Americans the question back in 1969, only 12% of Americans were for legalizing marijuana. “The trajectory of Americans’ views on marijuana is similar to that of their views on same-sex marriage over the past couple of decades,” … Read more

Here’s The Status Of Cannabis Legalization In Nine Countries Around The World

Here’s The Status Of Cannabis Legalization In Nine Countries Around The World

Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis has occupied much of the media attention this year, but there is a quiet movement to partially or totally legalized cannabis in a lot of countries. Another trend has to do with reclassifying cannabis as generally safe and different from synthetic, addictive narcotics like heroin. Latin America is a hotbed … Read more