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The M Files

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

A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’ Wikimedia Commons Miriam Boeri, Bentley University January 18, 2018 - In the 1930s, parents across the U.S. were...

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...

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Adds ‘Fresh’ Category for Cannabis Cultivation Tax

Sacramento January 11, 2018 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has added a new category and rate for the cannabis...

Workshops on Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, January 9, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and...

Nevada County BOS to receive final report and dissolve Cannabis Community Advisory Group

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 4, 2018 - At their January 9th meeting the Board of Supervisors will dedicate the afternoon session to taking another...

Sessions to Encourage Federal Prosecution of Marijuana in States Where It’s Legal

New York, N.Y. January 4, 2018 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reportedly revoke a policy today that had encouraged federal prosecutors to stay...

CDFA now accepting applications for annual cannabis cultivation licenses

SACRAMENTO, January 2, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture's CalCannabis program has begun accepting applications for annual commercial licenses for cultivators,...

Final December 19th CAG Meeting before proposed regulations head to BOS

December 18, 2017 - The Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group (CAG) has met nine times over the last seven months to discuss and develop recommendations...

UC Davis Study: All Politics – and Cannabis Marketing – Are Local

Dec. 15, 2017 - California’s legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in...

Congress Extends Window for continuing Medical Marijuana Protections

Dec. 11, 2017 - On Thursday, Congress reached a deal that would continue current government spending for another two weeks while they work toward...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Launches Cannabizfile Online Cannabis Business Portal

SACRAMENTO December 11, 2017 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of cannabizfile, a new online portal with useful information about cannabis-related business...

Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

November 16, 2017 - California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been...

CDFA releases final Environmental Impact Report for CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2017 – The final program environmental impact report (EIR) for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program has been certified and is available...

First commercial insurer to file cannabis business insurance is approved by insurance commissioner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 2, 2017- Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance...

News commentary: Nevada County BOS appoints CAG+2

NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 10, 2017 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS)  appointed 16 people to serve on the Community Advisory Group...

Nevada County looking to hire professional consulting and facilitation services for marijuana advisory group

NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 19, 2016 - A request for proposals (RFP) has been published by Nevada County's Purchasing Division for "consulting and facilitation...

United States Is Turning the Corner on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 10, 2016 –  Voters in three states approved ballot measures on November 8, 2016, to legalize the use and possession of...

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

October 28, 2016 - Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon...

Cal Growers Nevada County announces new incarnation as the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 19, 2016 - The California Growers Association - Nevada County Chapter announced Wednesday its incarnation into a brand new community...

New Gallup Poll Finds Support for Making Marijuana Legal in U.S. Has Reached Record...

WASHINGTON Oct. 19, 2016 - A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record...