California drops ‘bombs’ in updated draft of permanent rules for cannabis businesses

Friday’s publication of the draft rules kicks off a new, 15-day public comment period that will be open through Nov. 5.

The three state agencies that oversee California’s marijuana industry are required to complete all regulatory tweaks by Dec. 3.

A spokesman for the BCC said it’s possible another draft of the rules may be released before then, depending on feedback during the comment period.



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WILLIE NELSON’S CRUSADE TO STOP BIG POT

The first thing you notice when you smoke weed with Willie Nelson is how much weed Willie Nelson smokes. Lots of stoners get high all day, but Nelson’s intake is stratospheric. At any given moment, he will have multiple joints burning, along with an assortment of vapes and pipes, all of which he seems to puff simultaneously like one of those multi­armed Hindu gods, whiffing and wheezing through the fog as if trying to minimize his exposure to fresh air.

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Chiah Rodriques
Cannabis Supply Chains Coming Out of the Shadows

California’s market is by far the largest in the U.S. in both geography and in the number of users, experts say, even though recreational pot use became legal only this year. Lawmakers designed a regime in which state-licensed distributors, the middle link in the supply chain, take possession of the goods before selling them to retailers. That’s injected new capital into the business, from finance to cultivation and transportation, that operators say will help it to grow faster.

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Lit And LuciCheck out Episode 18 of Lit & Lucid Podcast

Chiah, a Mendocino Generations farmer, was born and raised in Mendocino County, California. Cannabis has always been a part of her life. She is a mother of two wild boys, a gardener, a certified herbalist, an Institute for Integrative Nutrition certified health coach, a small business owner, jeweler and an artist. Chiah has Lyme disease and started the local Mendocino County Lyme Support Group for others with Lyme Disease. She has grown cannabis and has been making and using cannabis medicines for her own conditions and to help others for many years. As a business owner she has experience with many aspects of running a retail store and small business, managing employees, and organizing events. Some call her a jack of all trades, who has energy for many projects and wears many hats in the local community. Chiah and her family run River Txai Farms in Redwood Valley, CA.



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Meadowlands

Meadowlands Mixes California Legislators with Public Consumption

Meadow’s camping event created a casual environment for the California cannabis industry before the pending July 1 regulation deadline.

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CBD Misconceptions

With the growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there's also been a proliferation of misconceptions. Find questions and responses to common misinformation.

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Outdoor Cannabis Farmers Facing Unprecedented Crisis in CA

The relationship among farmers, state-regulated distributors, environmental agencies and the state licensing process is described as confusing, contradictory and most disturbingly for the Mendocino Generations farmers, geared toward “big cannabis” producers who can easily afford teams of accountants, attorneys, administrative assistants, consultants, social media specialists and marketing agents—all necessary to operate within the sphere of legal recreational cannabis.

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Chiah Rodriques