Category: California

Almost 400 Marijuana Business Permits Suspended in CA

California has suspended nearly 400 marijuana business permits, temporarily paralyzing roughly 5% of the state’s legal cannabis supply chain ranging from retailers to distributors. Those companies must cease all sales transactions until their licenses are reinstated to “active” status, leading one prominent trade group to criticize the state for temporarily reducing the number of legal […]

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California Black Market Vape Carts Cause 21 Cases Lung Disease

Doctors in Kings County, in California’s Central Valley, saw a small but higher than normal number f patients with lung disease over recent months. Initially, patients presented with characteristics of pneumonia or bronchitis, like weakness or shortness of breath. But when placed on standard antibiotic treatment, they did not improve. After their health further deteriorated, […]

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The Best Selling CBD Topical Brand in PDX Expands into California Grocery Stores

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Expanded Distribution Allows Brand to Further the Mission of Offering Consumers High-Quality, Safe, Hemp-Based Topical Products Empower BodyCare, Oregon’s best-selling brand of CBD infused topicals, is proud to announce its line of hemp-based products are available this week throughout 516 of California’s Albertsons, Von’s, and Safeway stores. Customers throughout the state can […]

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Where California Cannabis Taxes Go

Drug abuse prevention, public safety, protecting the environment, economic development — these were some of the visionary promises that legalized cannabis would pay for. Now, 1 1/2 years after the start of legal sales, the lofty goals of Prop. 64 remain only partially fulfilled, deferring the dream of funding major new social programs. In order […]

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