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09 Jun

LA Weekly: Los Angeles Finally Lays the Path for Fully Licensed Marijuana Shops

Proposed rules for medical marijuana businesses in America’s pot-shop capital would snuff out “volatile cannabis manufacturing” — the type that produces popular concentrates such as wax and shatter — while allowing dispensaries to set up much-sought-after delivery programs for patients. The draft regulations were unveiled this week as part of City Hall’s rollout of Measure M, a voter-approved law that allows the City Council to finally fully legalize marijuana shops and to license cultivators, producers and deliverers. The proposed rules...

08 Jun

Southern California Coalition Issues Statement on the City of Los Angeles’ Draft Cannabis Regulations

LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, issued the following statement on the release of the City of Los Angeles’ draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. Statement by Virgil Grant, president and co-founder of Southern California Coalition:  We thank the Los Angeles City Council, Council President Wesson, Jr., and Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz, and Nury Martinez for their leadership in moving Proposition M forward, and we...

08 Jun

SCC Draft Cannabis Regulations

Southern California Coalition Issues Statement on the City of Los Angeles’ Draft Cannabis Regulations   LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, issued the following statement on the release of the City of Los Angeles’ draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity.   Statement by Virgil Grant, president and co-founder of Southern California Coalition: We thank the Los Angeles City Council, Council President Wesson, Jr., and Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz,...

08 Jun

MyLANews: Smoke marijuana? Los Angeles prepares regulations, tracking for marijuana shops , use

In preparation for legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, the Los Angeles City Council Thursday released a draft ordinance on how to regulate and track the industry, which is expected to raise tens of millions in local tax revenue dollars. The draft ordinance implements the guidelines contained in Measure M, which was approved by city voters in March and outlines a process to regulate and tax the industry, and also contains other regulatory framework. In November, California voters approved the legalization of recreational...

08 Jun

LA Daily News: LA may let marijuana businesses grow to the tune of $50 million in tax revenue

Proposed rules that would allow the city of Los Angeles to issue operating permits to more types of marijuana businesses were released by city officials Thursday, kick-starting a conversation around how the city should regulate the growing pot industry. City officials say the draft regulation is a starting point for replacing Proposition D, a measure approved by voters in 2013 that prevents all but 135 medical marijuana dispensaries from operating in the city. With voters in California recently opting to legalize the...

08 Jun

LA Times: L.A. proposes new regulations on how and where marijuana shops can oper ate

Los Angeles unveiled a new set of proposed regulations Thursday on how and where marijuana businesses can operate within city limits, the latest step toward reworking its rules after Californians voted to legalize recreational pot. The draft rules would impose restrictions on where pot shops that sell marijuana to customers on site can operate, limiting them to most commercial and industrial zones and barring them from opening within 800 feet of one another. Marijuana retailers would also be prohibited from operating within...

08 Jun

US News & World Report: Los Angeles Releases Draft Marijuana Business Regulations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles moved Thursday to bring order to its emerging legal marijuana industry, proposing rules for how and where the fragrant buds will be grown and sold while driving out rogue operators. There will be no swaying fields of bright green pot plants along the Hollywood Freeway — businesses will only be allowed to grow indoors. Dispensaries would be kept at least 800 feet from schools and libraries — and each other — and residential neighborhoods would...

08 Jun

SCC Statement on Draft Regs

Southern California Coalition Issues Statement on the City of Los Angeles’ Draft Cannabis Regulations LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, issued the following statement on the release of the City of Los Angeles’ draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. Statement by Virgil Grant, president and co-founder of Southern California Coalition:  We thank the Los Angeles City Council, Council President Wesson, Jr., and Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz,...

07 Jun

MyLANews: LA City Controller predicts pot shop tax collection will be difficult

A map of marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles released Wednesday by City Controller Ron Galperin illustrated his concern that the city will not be able to collect all of its due taxes from the shops when recreational pot becomes legal in 2018 — because so many don’t obey the law. According to Galperin’s map, 756 dispensaries received Business Tax Registration Certificates in 2016, with not all of them paying taxes, and when stronger regulations took effect this year, just 139 obtained...

07 Jun

Forbes: A California Plan To Save Millions On Cannabis Regulation Is Getting Props Worldwide

In his new gig heading the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has kicked up plenty of dust over cannabis, from erroneously aligning the plant with heroin to threatening to reignite our deadly drug war, which Sir Richard Branson called “a trillion-dollar failure.” But while Sessions was making headlines with ill-considered claims for the past few months, entrepreneurs and lawmakers in Los Angeles were putting the finishing touches on a plan they’ve developed over decades to finally bring order and stability to the legal cannabis industry’s biggest market–and cities around...

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