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California: Cannabis Equity Act will reverse some damaging impacts caused by prohibition - Cannabis News

The Cannabis Equity Act, Senate Bill 1294, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, Wednesday, groundbreaking legislation that aims to reverse some of the damaging impacts cannabis prohibition has had on individuals from disadvantaged communities.

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Judge rules California girl taking medical cannabis for seizures can attend public school - Cannabis News

Tears streamed down Jana Adams’ face Friday when her attorney delivered the news by phone that her 5-year-old daughter, Brooke, can continue attending public elementary school — and bring with her the cannabis-based medication she needs.

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California Moves Closer to Creating Cannabis Bank - Cannabis News

California is on the verge of creating a first-of-its-kind safety net for marijuana retailers to deposit cash gleaned from legal pot sales.

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California Senate supports state-backed bank for pot money - Cannabis News

California lawmakers moved Wednesday to create a state-backed bank to handle the billions of dollars flowing from the newly legal recreational marijuana market.

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Native American tribes cut out of California market might grow their own - Cannabis News

American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old.

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California: Governor candidate Chiang urges creating a public bank for pot businesses - Cannabis News

State Treasurer John Chiang laid out a plan Tuesday to create a public bank for marijuana merchants in open defiance of what he called an “out of step” Trump administration fixing to take the hose to California’s sizzling new herbal trade.

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Cheech Marin teaches Californians how to register marijuana businesses with the state on new website - Cannabis News

State officials have enlisted counter-culture comedian Cheech Marin to help educate Californians that if they want to start a business to grow, distribute or sell marijuana they have to register their business with the state.

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Fears mount for California MMJ patients over “cannabis deserts” - Cannabis News

Advocates worry that local bans on the commercial cannabis industry will make it much more difficult for some patients to access medical marijuana.

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Pot legalization in California brings a bonanza of government jobs - Cannabis News

Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn’t green and leafy, it’s government jobs.

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California issues historic medical marijuana rules - Cannabis News

Medical pot patients could see their marijuana become cleaner and safer, with the cost jumping about 10 percent, under new draft regulations for California’s multibillion-dollar medical cannabis industry.

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California Is Making it Easier to Start a Pot Business - Cannabis News

Gov. Jerry Brown revealed a proposal last week to simplify statewide rules that govern medical and recreational marijuana sales and production, in anticipation of the launch of the recreational cannabis industry in California in 2018.

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San Francisco firing up a marijuana department – Cannabis News

San Francisco would have its own independent department of marijuana under legislation headed to the Board of Supervisors.

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Californians hope for hemp farms in spring – Cannabis News

Dozens of people came to a Southern California hemp importer’s warehouse to look at products and support the domestic farming of industrial hemp.

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California just legalized marijuana and that’s a game changer – Cannabis News

Recreational marijuana is now legal in California — and that’s a game changer for public health.

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Nancy Pelosi will vote to legalize pot in California - Cannabis News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said Friday she plans to vote for California's Proposition 64, making her one of a small number of high-level politicians to support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

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California: Younger voters overwhelmingly favor marijuana measure, which is likely to pass, poll finds – Cannabis News

California appears poised to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, with a strong majority favoring Proposition 64 ahead of Tuesday’s vote.

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California: Supporters of marijuana legalization initiative say it will end 'war on people of color' – Cannabis News

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected leaders on Thursday called on California voters to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, saying the current laws are unfairly entangling minorities more than white users.

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At a marijuana conference, the Republican lawmaker's hat said it all: 'Make Cannabis Great Again' – Cannabis News

I couldn’t find a single person at the State of Marijuana Conference ’16 on the Queen Mary this week willing to predict anything other than success for Proposition 64, the measure that could legalize cannabis in California for adult recreational use.

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Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmaker – Cannabis News

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico about a state measure to legalize recreational marijuana, a state legislator said on Thursday.

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Marin hospital could be first in California to allow medical marijuana – Cannabis News

If Dr. Larry Bedard has his way, Marin General Hospital would become the first acute-care medical center in California to allow patients to openly consume medical marijuana in the hospital.

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