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Morro Bay residents wanting to learn more about marijuana-related issues in their city — including whether it should allow dispensaries and other businesses — are encouraged to attend a community forum next week. The event begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Morro Bay Veterans Hall at 209 Surf St. Participants will be able to ask the City Council and city staff about alternatives to the city’s current marijuana regulations, including personal use, cultivation of 
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The long-awaited proposed regulations under Proposition M for L.A.’s current and future medical (and recreational) marijuana operators are finally out. The 51 pages of initial regulations (that are now in a 60-day public comment period) cover the governance of cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, testing facilities, transporters, retailers, and microbusinesses in significant detail under Proposition M. Here are the highlights from the proposed operator rules: The City of Los Angeles Cannabis Department (“Department”) is going to issue Commercial Cannabis Activity Certificates of Compliance 
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Press release from Assemblymember Jim Wood’s office: Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood’s “Cottage Cannabis Farmers Bill,” AB 2516, achieved a significant milestone when the Governor signed it. This bill creates a new medical cannabis cultivator license category for “micro farmers.” Wood said, “We are so proud to have fought for this legislation and thankful to Governor Brown for his signature. This law will help ensure that small medical cannabis growers on the North Coast 
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arrell Steinberg will be our new mayor, and city council members Allen Warren, Steve Hansen, Eric Guerra and Larry Carr all will be returning. None of the city council races were seriously contested. No one even ran against Guerra. Despite a long list of mayoral candidates including Tony “The Tiger” Lopez and fighting single mom Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, Steinberg won in a landslide, capturing 59 percent of vote. While the Sacramento council will be the 
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Are you running a cannabis business? Have you considered the importance of seeking services related to bookkeeping for marijuana business? When you are in an industry that is as profitable and lucrative as the cannabis industry, then you must not take any sort of risk that will lead to tax penalties and fines. It becomes crucial to operate by being in compliance with the local and federal law. But with the ever changing rules and 
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Looking to get into the cannabis industry? Your decision may be right, but you must understand that this kind of business venture is not free from risks. Although a medical cannabis business is focused on providing cannabis to patients who are suffering from serious medical problems, the industry is heavily regulated and sadly deemed illegal under the federal law. The path to getting started with your very own cannabis business has a number of hazards. 
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It was a solid week in the fight to legalize marijuana in the United States. Some of the most exciting news comes from Pennsylvania, where the state has officially become the twenty-fourth state in the nation to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Other highlights include momentum in the Illinois General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession, as well as news that Vermont may be back on track to legalize marijuana in 2016. Read all about 
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Wonderful news on the legalization front! The General Assembly of Virginia passed a bill today allowing CBD, or cannabidiol to be produced and distributed in the state. This bill acts as a bolster to a bill passed last year that allowed people with epilepsy to have the oil in their possession. However, last years bill did not provide any way for patients to secure CBD without breaking state law.  Thank goodness the Virginia General Assembly realized the issue 
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