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15Jun

Inquistr: Legal Marijuana Home Delivery Coming to California

On the same day that a new study showed that legal marijuana will add about $5 billion to California’s state economy, the state appeared set to adopt a new set of rules governing the legal pot industry that would allow for convenient home delivery of marijuana for recreational use when the most populous American state makes the popular drug legal in 2018. While home delivery of medical marijuana already exists in California, its legal status is questionable. But this week state...

15Jun

MyLANews.com: LA ’ s marijuana ordinance: Devil is in the details

The president of a major marijuana industry trade group serving the Los Angeles area says he has some issues with a recently released draft ordinance aimed at regulating the industry, but believes the process of amending it will be fair. As president of the Southern California Coalition, Virgil Grant represents hundreds of marijuana-related businesses and is one of the more powerful figures in the Los Angeles pot industry. When the City Council released the draft ordinance meant to regulate the coming recreational...

11Jun

Herald and News: 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...

09Jun

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...

08Jun

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,...

08Jun

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...

08Jun

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...

08Jun

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...

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