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There is a theory that the War on Drugs has morphed into a new strategy: Legalization or Regulations. The main idea in this theory is that the strategy was to legalize cannabis, create all kinds of social equity programs that go nowhere, and then apply such difficult application processes, extremely high fees, legal and operational costs that only big money can possibly afford to open licensed cultivation, manufacture, distribution, or dispensary operations. Part of the
cannabis industry
Our cannabis industry has gone from a scattered and secretive bunch of rebels operating outside the law to multi-millionaires heading up billion-dollar public companies that provide everything a person could possibly want in terms of weed. This has all happened in the previous decade — 2010 to 2019. What can we expect from this new decade? The Big-Weed land grab will continue. Despite the best intentions of many involved in the legalization of marijuana in
War On Drugs
You probably thought the War on Drugs had ended with cannabis legalization. It didn’t. As a socio-political tool to manage the accumulation of power, it is still alive and active. The identification of certain social groups with certain drugs has long been a way of legally controlling the political power of those ethnic and civic groups. Anti-opium laws were directed at the Chinese. Anti-marijuana laws in the Southwest were directed at Mexican laborers and immigrants.
Cannabis Business Training Courses - San Diego
To All Interested Parties, We are proud to share Governor Newsom’s budget proposal for cannabis industry regulation and taxation, announced by the Governor today. Regulatory Simplification In an effort to improve access to licensing and simplify regulatory oversight of commercial cannabis activity, the Administration plans to consolidate the three licensing entities that are currently housed at — the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Department of Public Health —
cannabis delivery
Cannabis delivery is a hot topic in California these days. The focus of discussion is  the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulation 5416(d), which provides that a “delivery employee may deliver to any jurisdiction within the State of California provided that such delivery is conducted in compliance with all delivery provisions of this division.” The dispute involves the question of exactly what California voters had intended when they voted on Proposition 64, which made marijuana
cannabis business compliance
The Vital Job of Cannabis Business Compliance Manager One of your jobs as a business owner involves keeping your expenses lower than your revenues so that you can actually have a profit. This means cutting out expenses that are not necessary. However, in the Cannabis business, there are some expenses that take top priority. The director of compliance is perhaps the most important job in your entire company. Whether you are a cultivator, testing lab,
Los Angeles marijuana
When you have been doing business outside the law for 50 years, it is difficult to go straight even if it is made easy for you. Five cannabis dispensaries in Northern California were recently shut down because they were suspected of laundering money, evading taxes and failing to carry workers compensation insurance. They are also suspected of illegal cultivation and distribution of cannabis . This happened in Santa Cruz County, a land that has long
cannabis industry
Although cannabis remains illegal on the list of dangerous drugs, along with heroin, states have been adopting legislation legalizing cannabis use for medical and recreational use. Both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives have shown strong support in favor of the removal of cannabis from that list and nationwide legalization. States have been anxious to legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of cannabis products because of the impressive tax revenues that follow
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