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28Jun

WeedGangsta: California Bill Would Ban Canna-Businesses From Selling Their Own Branded Apparel

A new bill proposed by California State Senator Ben Allen would prohibit canna-businesses from advertising their products via branded clothing. Senate Bill 162 would specifically “prohibit medical cannabis and non–medical marijuana licensees from advertising [or] using branded merchandise.” The bill would prevent state cannabis license holders from advertising “medical cannabis or medical cannabis products through the use of branded merchandise, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, or other merchandise with the name or logo of the product.” The bill would...

28Jun

PromoMarketing: This California Bill Would Ban Marijuana Merchandise

When California voted to legalize marijuana on January 1, 2018, we assumed marijuana merchandise would follow in Canada’s footsteps. However, it looks like a new bill being considered in the state Legislature would ban all branded merchandise, according to LA Weekly. Senate Bill 162, introduced by state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), would prohibit state-licensed cannabis businesses from advertising through branded merchandise. The aim of the bill is to curb children’s exposure to cannabis ads, but many view this as a government...

28Jun

MerryJane: California Bill Would Ban Canna-Businesses From Selling Their Own Branded Appar el

A new bill proposed by California State Senator Ben Allen would prohibit canna-businesses from advertising their products via branded clothing. Senate Bill 162 would specifically “prohibit medical cannabis and non–medical marijuana licensees from advertising [or] using branded merchandise.” The bill would prevent state cannabis license holders from advertising “medical cannabis or medical cannabis products through the use of branded merchandise, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, or other merchandise with the name or logo of the product.” The bill would...

27Jun

420 Intel California: T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned

A California proposal that would prohibit pot-branded merchandise used to advertise the products of marijuana growers, producers and dispensaries has caused concern in the cannabis industry. Senate Bill 162 by state Sen. Ben Allen of Santa Monica would “prohibit medical cannabis and nonmedical marijuana licensees from advertising [or] using branded merchandise,” according to the bill. “A licensee shall not advertise medical cannabis or medical cannabis products through the use of branded merchandise, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, or other...

27Jun

JDSupra: Los Angeles releases proposed commercial cannabis regulations

In one of the most significant milestones in the history of marijuana legislation, Los Angeles’ City Council recently released its proposed regulations governing commercial cannabis activity in the city. Simultaneously, the Department of City Planning released a draft ordinance proposing land use and sensitive use requirements for commercial cannabis activity in Los Angeles. The releases mark the next step in the city’s effort to create a comprehensive framework for licensing and regulating cannabis businesses in the wake of recent voter-passed marijuana...

26Jun

LA Weekly: T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned

A California proposal that would prohibit pot-branded merchandise used to advertise the products of marijuana growers, producers and dispensaries has caused concern in the cannabis industry. Senate Bill 162 by state Sen. Ben Allen of Santa Monica would “prohibit medical cannabis and non–medical marijuana licensees from advertising [or] using branded merchandise,” according to the bill. “A licensee shall not advertise medical cannabis or medical cannabis products through the use of branded merchandise, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, or...

17Jun

Wave Wire Service: City releases draft ordinance for recreational pot use

LOS ANGELES — In preparation for legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, the Los Angeles City Council has released a draft ordinance on how to regulate and track the industry, which is expected to raise tens of millions in local tax revenue dollars. The draft ordinance implements the guidelines contained in Measure M, which was approved by city voters in March and outlines a process to regulate and tax the industry, and also contains other regulatory framework. Last November, California voters approved the...

16Jun

LA Independent: Controller concerned over illegal marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES — A map of marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles released June 7 by City Controller Ron Galperin illustrated his concern that the city will not be able to collect all of its due taxes from the shops when recreational pot becomes legal in 2018 — because so many don’t obey the law. According to Galperin’s map, 756 dispensaries received Business Tax Registration Certificates in 2016, with not all of them paying taxes, and when stronger regulations took effect this...

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