Category: regulations

Authorities in California Order Weedmaps to Stop Listing Unlicensed Marijuana Businesses

Getty The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has ordered online cannabusiness listing giant Weedmaps to take down advertisements for companies in the state that do not have valid licenses. In a letter to Ghost Management Group (owner of Weedmaps) CEO Doug Francis dated Feb. 16th, the Bureau said that “must immediately cease all activity that violates state cannabis laws.” The letter goes on to say that because a cannabis business in California needs “a valid state license from a state licensing authority…to legally operate a commercial cannabis business within the state of California,” Weedmaps must remove all listings...

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California Released Temporary Regulations for the Cannabis Industry

A little over a month ago, Alex Traverso, spokesman for the Bureau of Cannabis Control in California, announced that they would be issuing new regulations in November. Last Thursday, those regulations were released – but they will only be temporary, issued under an “emergency rulemaking process” because there was not enough time to hold the needed public hearings prior to the January 1st deadline. “There certainly will be licenses issued on Jan. 1,” said Alex Traverso of the Bureau of Cannabis Control. While they do expect to have some businesses licensed and ready to open on January 1st, it...

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New Marijuana Edibles Regulations Take Effect in Colorado

AP On October 1st new regulations of cannabis edibles took effect in Colorado. From now on, no edibles made in the state legally are allowed to resemble candy, with shapes like humans, animals, fruits or cartoons no longer allowed. Instead, edible makers must restrict themselves to generic shapes like circles and triangles. Beyond that, new regulations took effect regarding edible packaging. From Herb: Now, products must be labeled either in a font size that is at least two font sizes larger than the surrounding label text, not less than 10 point font, and be bold and enclosed within an...

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