POLICY & REGULATIONS
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SXSW Protests Launched Against Corporate Cannabis

Cannabis equity advocates and criminal justice reform organizations join forces at SXSW to demand changes in policy & industry practices

POLICY & REGULATIONS
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Cannabis Cafe Owner Says State Should Pass “Non-Discriminatory” Version of Proposed Oregon Cannabis Consumption Legislation

Portland cannabis social consumption cafe owner and NORML board member urges Oregon legislators to pass the Senate social consumption bill this year in order to legalize and regulate businesses like hers

POLICY & REGULATIONS
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NORML’s Madeline Martinez Says Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 About Civil Rights

Oregon NORML executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing directly to legislators in Salem to pass a bill to finally legalize social consumption

CANNABIS INDUSTRY

California Cannabis Authority Partners With NCS Analytics For New Statewide Cannabis Data Platform

California Cannabis Authority (CCA) has announced a partnership with NCS Analytics to establish a statewide data analytics platform for local California jurisdictions to monitor and regulate cannabis licensees

MJ Legal Services
CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Los Angeles Moves Forward with Cannabis Application Process

After several months of delays, the city of Los Angeles has announced that Phase 2 of the city’s cannabis permit process will begin on August 1st, 2018

NACB
POLICY & REGULATIONS

National Association of Cannabis Businesses Statement on Cole Memo News

Licensed cannabis businesses have had two important protections from federal intervention – the Cole Memo and the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.  The possible of the Cole Memo removes one of those protections, and it’s possible that the second – which helps protect medical cannabis operators – has just until January 19th before it expires.