The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released The 2017-18 Budget: The Governor’s Cannabis Proposals. You can read the report HERE.
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.…
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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From: Sonoma Magazine
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Julie Mercer-Ingram of Beck Law & Tawnie Logan of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance will review the regulatory developments of 2016 and how to prepare for the future. The Sonoma County Alliance General Membership Meeting is on Wednesday, February 1. The meeting will be at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club from 7:30am – 8:45am, recommending arrivals closer to 7am. Breakfast fee is $20 per person for members and guests. For more information, click here.
If you’ve been using MJ Freeway, you need to take extra precautions with all of your sensitive information. Change passwords and monitor your accounts. MJ Fwy has released a statement that the hack was ‘targeted’: “No patient, consumer, or client data was ever extracted or viewed. The forensic analysis proves that.” –Jeannette Ward, MJ Freeway For more information.
On January 3, 2017 the Sebastopol City Council adopted Ordinance 1097, Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Use Permit Criteria and Procedures. This grants up to two permits for medical cannabis dispensaries. You can view it here.