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cannabis compassionate care

Crimes Of Compassion: How California’s New Cannabis Rules Hurt Those Who Need It Most

California was the first state in the US to initiate medical marijuana regulation. It took cannabis activists many years to get Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, on the ballot for voters to approve in the November 1996 electoral session. The legislation was authored collectively by “the father of medical marijuana” Dennis Peron; registered nurse […]

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California legal cannabis diversity

Minority Report: How California’s Cannabis Industry Is Leading The Fight For Diversity

All eyes are on California. Now that it’s become the largest and latest territory to legalize cannabis, with a trickle of recreational sales having begun on January 1, it’s clear the Golden State’s legalization is a game-changer for cannabis. Yet efforts to shape the anatomy of California’s burgeoning industry began long before recreational sales did, […]

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California cannabis tax

The Taxman Cometh for California’s New Legal Market, Which Could Turn Black Again Come 2018

As many Californians anxiously await the availability of retail pot sales come January 1, reports of as much as a 45 percent tax on cannabis could mean dissatisfied consumers opt for the black market instead of state-approved cannabis shops. While an unregulated system likely means lower prices, it’s not without its flaws. Operating outside of […]

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