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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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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California's marijuana production is already mind boggling – Cannabis News

The estimated value of marijuana is more than the top five leading cash farm receipts for commodities in California combined.

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Southern Californians Meet Northern California’s Legendary Cannabis Farmers at the Emerald Exchange – Cannabis News

Pristine environs of Malibu host premium cannabis farmers’ market, enlightening speakers and gourmet canna-dinners.

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Coveted cannabis: Why California weed growers are pursuing appellations like wine makers – Cannabis News

Wine experts are working with growers in California's well-known Emerald Triangle to set up standards that define specific regions and brands.

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This Marijuana Farmers' Market Proves That Weed Is the New Wine – Cannabis News

In some ways, the Emerald Exchange is like other farmer’s markets one might find in L.A.’s more upscale and bohemian neighborhoods.

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How Medical Marijuana Farming in Israel Could Help California's Cannabis Industry, And Vice Versa – Cannabis News

While both Israel and California are leaders in medical cannabis, both programs can still be improved.

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This California desert town is experiencing a marijuana boom – Marijuana News

As the first city in Southern California to legalize large-scale medical marijuana cultivation, Desert Hot Springs has been inundated by marijuana growers and developers.

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Here’s Who’s Likely to Reap the Benefits of Recreational Marijuana in California – Marijuana News

To hear Troy Dayton tell it, California is on the brink of a gold rush — or, more specifically, a green rush. While insiders are working behind the scenes to put the question of recreational marijuana to voters on the November ballot, investors and business owners throughout the Golden State are getting ready to jump into the recreational pot business.

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Prison town goes to pot: Desert city Adelanto hopes cultivating marijuana will save it – Marijuana News

Adelanto, known 80 years ago for its fruit trees, is tying its star to another agricultural boom. In November, it became the second city in Southern California to permit commercial cultivation of medical marijuana.

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Could Marijuana Become California’s Next Big Ag Crop? – Marijuana News

California farmers are known for producing some of the finest fruits, vegetables and nuts in the world. But what if the state’s big agriculture also included marijuana?

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Here’s how marijuana legalization would work in California – Marijuana News

California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug.

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Here’s how marijuana legalization would work in California – Marijuana News

California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug.

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California Marijuana Growers Reel From Cannabis Farms Consumed By Wildfires

Mike Ray stands on what's left of his marijuana farm, following the Butte Fire in Calaveras County, California, in mid-September, 2015.  Image: Mike Ray via IBTimes.com
 
The 2015 wildfire season, among the worst in recent memory, took a major toll on the state’s marijuana industry.
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California sets new rules for medical pot industry

California state map and cannabis leaf. Image: Cooljuno411 via Wikimedia Commons
 
Nearly two decades after Californians legalized marijuana for medical use and a year before they may approve it for recreational purposes, Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed statewide rules on the growth, transport and sale of the drug.
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California marijuana growers are new drought target

A dog patrols marijuana plants growing in Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, California. Water quality control boards around the state have begun cracking down on practices that affect local water supplies. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times
 
Pot growers have been put on notice by state regulators that they will have to follow the same rules as the rest of the agriculture industry in protecting the state's drought-stricken water supply.
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California is Finally Ready to Rein in Medical Pot

California map with cannabis leaf. Image: Cooljuno411 via Wikimedia Commons
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SACRAMENTO, CA -- In a late-night move and after a more than 20-year wait, California’s legislature is finally poised to regulate the state’s multi-billion-dollar medical marijuana industry.
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This California Farmers Market Sells Marijuana

California cannabis farms under threat from wildfires

A wildfire rages near Clearlake, California. Photo: AP

Growers of medical cannabis say smoke is affecting crops.

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