420 FILE--The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has announced two cannabis tax hikes effective January 1, 2020. The perverse effect of this move will be to make legal, regulated cannabis even less economically competitive with the untaxed, unregulated legacy market.
420 FILE--This week, we will very likely have the first vote to outright end federal marijuana prohibition. The House Judiciary Committee has posted a markup for HR 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act on Wednesday, November 20th and they will likely hold a vote on the same day.
420 FILE--The city of Los Angeles, which has 4 million people and a huge illicit cannabis market associated with more than 100 vaping injuries and one death, has just 189 licensed cannabis stores.
420 FILE--420 College is California’s leading source for information and training on cannabis operations.
420 FILE--Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. The Senate companion bill is carried by Senator Kamala Harris (CA).
420 FILE--The vibe was communal and optimistic at the large Victorian-style house south of downtown Los Angeles, where several dozen activists and stakeholders in LA’s cannabis equity program met last month to discuss what they want the program to be and how it can help those impacted by the war on drugs start their businesses.
420 FILE--The California Department of Justice met its deadline on Monday for sending data on cannabis convictions to the district attorneys of every county in the state, so the DAs can begin the process of expunging those convictions from the records of more than 200,000 people.
420FILE--Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a plan to light up his first 100 days in office.
420 FILE--The Trump administration is sounding the alarm against vaping products as health officials scramble to determine why some consumers are suddenly becoming sick from them.
420 FILE--Seaside Church of Alternative Healing, the cannabis church just off of Redondo Beach’s Artesia Boulevard which purported to freely give its members cannabis after receiving monetary donations, has permanently closed in accordance with a pending settlement agreement with the City of Redondo Beach.
420 FILE--About 100 people testified at a public hearing held on May 31 by the FDA “in order to inform the regulatory path forward” on CBD. Manufacturers, researchers, doctors, laboratory representatives, lawyers and advocates (pro and con) were among those who spoke.
LET’S TALK CANNABIS--With Christmas around the corner giving weed as a gift has now legally opened up as an option.
420 FILE--Gavin Newsom, a cannabis supporter who pushed for the passage of Prop. 64 to legalize adult recreational use in California, will be the new governor of the state.
420 FILE--The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) has raided 254 illegal cannabis grows in the Golden State this year — less than half as many than they busted in 2017.