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The M Files

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...

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...