It was not immediately clear if the city had received any money from the handful of marijuana cultivation and manufacturing businesses in San Diego that have been granted temporary state licenses, or if any unlicensed cannabis businesses had come forward to pay the tax.
The question centered on a 2016 case in which state police pulled over Stanley Kemmish Jr., who had a California medical marijuana card. Kemmish was indicted on one count of possession of narcotic drugs, and one count each of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia
The first cannabis dispensary is set to open in Austin next month, a little more than four months after the Texas Department of Public Safety granted the first three medical marijuana licenses in the history of the state.Beginning February 8, Compassionate Cultivation will allow qualified patients access to low-THC medical cannabis products and state-regulated cannabidiol oil, known as CBD oil, from a shop at 12701 Lowden Ln. in Manchaca.
San Francisco will retroactively apply California’s marijuana-legalization laws to past criminal cases, District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday — expunging or reducing misdemeanor and felony convictions going back decades.The unprecedented move will affect thousands of people whose marijuana convictions brand them with criminal histories that can hurt chances of finding jobs and obtaining some government benefits.
Blockchain technology paved the way for growth of cryptocurrency, providing a transparent record of millions of transactions around the globe.But could it also solve challenges around seed-to-sale tracking of legal marijuana? And also give cannabis businesses the ability to project supply and demand, leading to better management of inventory and resources?
IF YOU’VE SPENT time with marijuana—any time at all, really—you know that the high can be rather unpredictable. It depends on the strain, its level of THC and hundreds of other compounds, and the interaction between all these elements. Oh, and how much you ate that day. And how you took the cannabis. And the position of the North Star at the moment of ingestion.
A prescription medication made from marijuana might be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this summer. The advance could be a huge step forward for people with epilepsy, which this drug treats. And it would signal a new—some would say long-delayed—embrace of cannabis-based medications in the U.S.
Santa Clara County is cracking down on illegal marijuana grows and the effort comes with a hefty price tag. Some say it’s a waste of money and time. Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance founder Sean Kali-Rai said, “The truth is they’re still fighting the Nancy Reagan War on Drugs.”
A bipartisan group of 18 attorneys general from states with recreational and medical marijuana wants to bring the industry’s financial side out of the shadows, and they’re asking Congress for help in a new letter
The global legal cannabis industry is set to surge to $63.5 billion by 2024, and countries that permit recreational marijuana stand to make billions from sales duties and other taxes.Click ahead for a look at exactly how much tax money five governments around the world could potentially rake in.