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Southern California recreational cannabis firms struggle with product shortages, licensing and black market

MJ Biz Daily reports, “Growing pains” is an understatement to describe Southern California’s tumultuous recreational marijuana marketplace.” The biggest issue is probably that 65% to 70% of cities and counties still ban commercial cannabis,” said Alex Traverso, spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), which oversees marijuana storefronts and delivery businesses. Read more at […]
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City of Long Beach Mayor signs recreational cannabis ordinance into law

Press-Telegram reports, “Recreational marijuana sales can begin as soon as Aug 13. Under city law, the new industry’s application and permit renewal fees will help cover the costs of regulating pot businesses, including for performing background checks and inspections. “ Long Beach has already accepted applications for 32 dispensaries — the maximum allowed under city law — […]
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National Association of Counties supports federal government allowing states to regulate cannabis

Marijuanamoment.net reports, “An organization representing the 3,069 county governments across the U.S. is calling on the federal government to allow states to legalize marijuana without interference. NACo urges Congress to enact legislation that promotes the principles of federalism and local control of cannabis businesses with regard to medical and adult-use of cannabis under state law,” […]
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California felony marijuana arrests down 74% in 2017 following legalization

California State Attorney General Becerra announced that this year’s annual criminal justice reports and supporting data have been published by the California Department of Justice provide. The report include key findings, data visualizations, and downloadable digital datasets. These reports are updated annually on the Attorney General’s OpenJustice website. From 2016 to 2017, the total felony […]
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