Wednesday, December 12 2018

The M Files

Is a Public Cannabis Bank Feasible? Treasurer Chiang Aims to Find Out

SACRAMENTO August 1, 2018 - California State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the selection of San Diego-based Level 4 Ventures to determine the feasibility...

Cannabis tax measure before the Nevada County BOS on Tuesday for the November ballot

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 5, 2018 - On Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 am, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will vote on a...

Cannabis Tax Revenues Total $60.9 Million in First Quarter

Sacramento May 11, 2018 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) today released revenue numbers for cannabis sales in the first...

Sen. Harris Cosponsors Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 10, 2018 – U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) today became the fourth U.S. senator to cosponsor Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) landmark...

Survey: Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

May 1, 2018 - A questionnaire of older men and women suffering from chronic pain who were given medical marijuana found that the drug...

Commentary: Is CEQA sine qua non for changes to cannabis cultivation ordinance in Nevada...

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 30, 2018 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will hold another special meeting tomorrow, May 1st, to discuss...

Nevada County Draft Cannabis Cultivation ordinance released

Nevada City, Calif. April 26, 2018 - The agenda for a special Board of Supervisors meeting on May 1st has been released. Only one...

Schumer Announces Support For Decriminalizing Marijuana At Federal Level

April 20, 2018 - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced his support – for the first time – for decriminalizing marijuana at...

Nevada County Cannabis Ordinance Meeting and Environmental Review Process

April 13, 2018 - The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 1st to review and discuss a draft ordinance,...

Op-ed | Jonathan Collier: Let’s Get Down to Business

March 25, 2018 - Imagine if Nevada County announced that over the next three years it would be creating 600-1,000 new businesses, employing thousands...

New Federal Spending Bill Maintains Protections For Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC, March 22, 2018 -  In a blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions anti-marijuana agenda, Congressional leadership included in the omnibus spending package...

Special Nevada County BOS meeting on proposed cannabis cultivation ordinance on March 6

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 1, 2018 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will meet in a Special Meeting on March 6 at 9:00...

Cannabis Conversation: Cannabis Taxation for Nevada County

February 26, 2018 - Last week the Board of Supervisors adopted their 2018 Board Objectives which included an objective to "Continue to develop long term...

First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved by,insurance commissioner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Feb. 22, 2018 - Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced he has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in...

Study debunks claim that medical marijuana laws increase recreational pot use for US teens

Feb. 22, 2018 - Legalizing medical marijuana has not increased recreational use of the substance among U.S. adolescents, according to a new study conducted...

Cannabis Conversation: Board to Discuss New Cannabis Ordinance

February 9, 2018 - At Tuesday's February 13th Board of Supervisor's meeting, the Board is scheduled to discuss cannabis policy areas for the County's...

Op-Ed | Don Bessee: Why should the neighborhoods suffer revisited?

February 8, 2018 - We have been having a long conversation about commercial marijuana’s impacts on communities and neighborhoods. During the prop 64 lead...

California Growers Association Files Lawsuit to Close Loophole in Cultivation Regulations

Sacramento January 23, 2018 - Today the California Growers Association, a California Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation and the largest cannabis trade association in the...

Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘reefer madness’

A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’ Wikimedia Commons Miriam Boeri, Bentley University This article has been updated to clarify that ‘Reefer Madness’ is a...

AG Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry...