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Your daily dose of cannabis industry and California news.

Cannabis Transportation: Developing a New Market

August 17, 2017

Where does all the cannabis industry’s cash go, and how does it get there? Someone is moving all that cash and product around the state, but it’s not your usual delivery people doing it: there is a whole new industry in cannabis transportation that has developed following the reform of cannabis laws. But this industry demands professionalism, forethought, and compliance.

Todd Kelparis

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World Health Organization to Review CBD & Fake Pot

August 17, 2017

The World Health Organization will review the impacts of rescheduling around cannabidiol and some synthetic pot ingredients in Geneva this fall.

Jimi Devine

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Immigration Legislation Is Up In The Air

August 17, 2017

Four years ago, the drive for comprehensive immigration reform peaked with Senate passage of a bill that included a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants working in agriculture. The bill died in the House. Now, under President Trump, who wants removal of undocumented immigrants, lawmakers are nibbling on the issue again.

Chuck Abbott

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With Pot Sales Nearly Legal In California, Accounting Questions Linger

August 17, 2017

California regulators are only months away from finalizing rules for the multibillion-dollar recreational marijuana industry. But when it comes to what to do with all the money, the options still hinge on the reluctant federal government.

Drew Bollea

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California Assembly Speaker: Housing spending this year is more important than water and parks

August 17, 2017

With Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers debating billions in new spending for a variety of projects on the 2018 ballot, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) said low-income housing will be the highest priority.

Liam Dillon

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Analysis: Can Trump proposals really boost infrastructure investment?

August 17, 2017

 US President Donald Trump this week took another step towards his ambition to stimulate $1trn in infrastructure investment by signing an executive order to streamline federal permitting, a move aimed at expediting the construction of roads, bridges, water systems and pipelines.

Christopher O'dea

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The California Cannabis Business Conference Arrives Just When We Need it Mos

August 17, 2017

As California readies itself for recreational cannabis sales, quality information and education is more important than ever as we approach this exciting but uncertain future. With all of the events that have sprung up in the cannabis industry, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth attending. While mg tries to get to as many as possible, we still have to be a bit picky.

Danny Reed

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The Haymaker: Are Cannabis Stocks Finally Growing Up?

August 17, 2017

 Two cannabis company just tripled in value. Supposedly. What's really going on here? Consider these recent stories: Less than two months after purchasing High Times for a reported $70 million, the company’s owners merged with an existing OTC-traded firm in a deal that valued the company at $250 million.The Phoenix-based cannabis company American Green announced it had purchased the ghost town of Nipton, CA, for $5 million and planned to turn it into a cannabis tourism destination. In both deals, the estimated value of each company tripled overnight. Nobody in the mainstream media bothered to note that fact, or to question the numbers in play.

Bruce Barcott

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What Are Cannabis Terpenes And Why Are Brewers Adding them To Beer?

August 16, 2017

Only available on tap at various locations in the Golden State, SuperCritical is a collaboration between Lagunitas and CannaCraft’s AbsoluteXtracts. Brewed with Yakima hops and cannabis terpenes from northern California, this beer is 6.6% sticky icky goodness and is the newest addition to Lagunitas’ “One-Hitter” series. 

Christopher Osburn

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Farmers, Environmentalists Join to Fight California ‘WaterFix’ Project

August 16, 2017

An hour’s drive northeast of San Francisco lies California’s most important water source and the West Coast’s largest estuary. Stretching across 1,100 square miles and five counties, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and its dozens of man-made islands support a $5 billion agricultural industry and supply water to more than 25 million Californians.

Nick Cahill

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