Week in Review: California Cannabis Tax Revenue Update | Weedmaps | And More…

Here’s a quick rundown of the top cannabis related news stories for this week. California has $317 million in cannabis revenue in 2018-19 This week, the non-partisan Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) reported that California collected an estimated $317 million in cannabis revenue in fiscal year 2018-19. The number exceeds the LAO's estimate in May that …

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Job Opening: Bureau of Cannabis Control Seeks Administrative Assistant and Program Analysts (Multiple)

California's Bureau of Cannabis Control is hiring for multiple positions in their enforcement unit in Rancho Cordova, CA. The Special Investigator position has a final filing date of May 16, 2019, and is a civil service position with the State of California. Civil service positions come with full health care benefits, vacation, paid sick time and a defined benefit retirement plan.

California Report: Cannabis Related Bills to Watch as the Legislature Reconvenes

California lawmakers are headed back to Sacramento this week to work on bills that are still alive this session. The fate of some of the most-watched bills I covered in March have already been decided: AB 286, the measure to lower the cannabis tax rate, was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Another bill, AB …

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Bureau of Cannabis Control: Accepting Local Equity Grant Funding Applications

Last week, California's Bureau of Cannabis Control announced that it is accepting applications for grant funding authorized by the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 (Equity Act), established by Senate Bill 1294. The Bureau was appropriated $10 million to award to cities and counties assisting equity applicants and licensees through their local equity programs focusing …

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Introducing Voltous Media – Online Digital Content and Public Relations

Dear Readers - Meet Voltous Media, where they integrate expansive public relations strategies with cutting edge digital media solutions to inspire and mobilize people into action, both on and offline. Voltous Media offers a full range of communications and public relations services to drive positive outcomes for their clients and community. In addition to their …

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Job Opening: Bureau of Cannabis Control Seeks Special Investigators

California's Bureau of Cannabis Control is hiring for multiple positions in their enforcement unit in Rancho Cordova, CA. The Special Investigator position has a final filing date of May 16, 2019, and is a civil service position with the State of California. Civil service positions come with full health care benefits, vacation, paid sick time and a defined benefit retirement plan.

California’s May Budget Revision Includes Additional Funds for Education, Enforcement and Equity

On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom released a revision of his 2019-20 budget proposal and it includes additional funds for education, enforcement and equity programs in the cannabis industry. While the Governor makes significant investments in these areas, the actual amounts will depend on the actual cannabis tax receipts for the final two quarters of 2018-19.  Here's a breakdown of the items in the Governor's May Revision.

Week in Review: Cannabis Industry Extinction Events, Lead Contamination, Equity Programs and USDA Hemp Regulation Feedback Session

Here's a quick rundown of state, local and federal actions that we're following this week. Cannabis Extinction Events Is California's cannabis industry in danger of not one, but two "extinction events" in 2019? - Two weeks ago, the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development heard a bill that would extend temporary cannabis licenses …

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