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First Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in California

Yesterday California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control issued the first licenses for recreational marijuana businesses, paving the way for legal marijuana sales to begin the beginning of next year. “This is a great Christmas present,” said California NORML director Dale Gieringer. “Licensing is an inevitable necessity of the modern bureaucratic state. I’m just happy to see the stores …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Marijuana Sales Becomes Legal in California Next Month

We’re now just a month away from marijuana distribution becoming legal in California. During the November, 2016 elections California voters approved an initiative (Proposition 64) to legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older,. The portion of the initiative that allows for the start of marijuana distribution officially takes effect the beginning of next month, on …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

California CBD Bill Passes Two Committees Unanimously

Cannabidiol (CBD) legislation in California has been passed by two Assembly committees, both unanimously. Assembly Bill 845 was passed earlier this month by the Assembly Health Committee, and on Wednesday was given approval by the Assembly Appropriations Committee; both committees passed the bill unanimously with a combined vote of 30 to 0. According to the …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Bill Introduced to Make California a Sanctuary State for Marijuana

Similar to how sanctuary cities have been established to protect immigrants, a new bill would make California a sanctuary state to protect marijuana consumers. Assembly Bill 1578 would prohibit state and local agencies from using “money, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to assist a federal agency to investigate, detain, detect, report, or arrest a person …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

California Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to be Trademarked Under State Law

A California measure would allow marijuana businesses to be trademarked under state law. Assembly Bill 64 would expand the state’s Model State Trademark law to explicitly include cannabis businesses. This includes businesses that deal in “medical cannabis and nonmedical cannabis goods and services.” According to the proposal, which was filed by Assemblymember Rob Bonta: About …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Those 21 and Older in California can Now Legally Possess and Grow Cannabis

On November 8th California voters overwhelming gave approval to Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis. What many people don’t realize is that the provisions in the initiative allowing everyone 21 and older to possess and grow cannabis are now in full effect. Under the new law, those 21+ can possess and share up to an ounce …

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One Week Until These Five States Vote on Legalizing Cannabis

It’s hard to believe, but we are now just one week and two days away from the 2016 election. In addition to a heated presidential race, there are five states voting on the legalization of cannabis for those 21+. Below are these five states, all of which have the opportunity on November 8th to legalize …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

United Farm Workers Endorses California’s Prop 64 to Legalize Cannabis

The United Farm Workers (UFW), founded by Cesar Chavez, announced today that they have officially endorsed California’s Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older. “Proposition 64 will bring legal justice and job training to communities of color that have been cynically targeted by the failed war on marijuana,” says UFW President Arturo …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Just 3 Weeks Until These 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

We are now just three weeks and two days away from the November 8th election. During this election, five states will be voting on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. Three additional states (Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota) are voting on medical cannabis legalization. Below is a short summary of all five recreational legalization …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

California Bill to Allow Landlords to Ban Medical Cannabis Use Now Dead

Legislation that would have allowed landlords to prohibit medical cannabis patients from smoking their medicine at home is officially dead, as Assemblymember Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) has dropped it after failing to garner the support necessary to move it forward. Assembly Bill 2300 would have expanded a 2011 law that allows landlords to ban cigarette …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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