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Budget Trailer Legislation Unveiled: CGA Update

Prepared by CGA Executive Director, Hezekiah Allen: Yesterday evening the Brown administration revealed the long awaited budget trailer bill proposal. We have been working toward this legislation with the governors administration and legislative leadership since our first meeting right after the election on November 15th. It is good that it is finally available for review and I want to thank the administration for briefing us on the legislation yesterday. The budget trailer bill can be found by clicking here. Let the dialogue and debate begin!  The proposal seeks to bridge the gap between the regulatory frameworks in the Medical Cannabis Regulatory and Safety…

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Cannabis Related Legislative Update 2017-18

State of California Bill Author(s) Subject Bill Highlights Status AB-64 Bonta, Cooley, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, and Wood PRIORITY BILL – Cannabis: medical and nonmedical: regulation and advertising. This bill would specify that licensees under the MCRSA may operate for profit or not for profit, it would advance $3,000,000 as a loan from the General Fund to the Department of the California Highway Patrol for use in the 2017–18 fiscal year for those purposes and would require those moneys to be repaid from California Marijuana Tax Fund, and it would authorize collectives and cooperatives to operate for profit or not for profit.…

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Sonoma County Growers Alliance Executive is Elected Chair of Statewide Cannabis Coalition

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017- The Sonoma County Growers Alliance (SCGA) is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Tawnie Logan, has been appointed as the board chair for the statewide cannabis lobbying organization California Growers Association (CGA). The announcement was made at the ‘CGA Envision 2026’ conference in Sacramento. Logan will continue to serve as SCGA’s executive director. Logan was nominated by outgoing CGA Chair, Casey O’Neill, of Humboldt County.  O’Neill will continue to serve as the vice chair to enable him to spend more time on his farm but still remain active in CGA activities. Upon accepting the nomination,…

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