WeedWeek, 9/30/17: Rulemaking Stalls in S.F. and L.A
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Los Angeles, the world’s largest cannabis market, released a revised set of proposals for regulating the industry. Many businesses condemned the proposal
, saying it would force them
to close down for an undefined period while they waited for licenses. Also at issue is whether growers and manufacturers who had been operating on the grey market should get priority. The proposed rules don’t allow for social use
San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen signed a 45 day moratorium
on new cannabis businesses. The moratorium preceded the release of a draft proposal
for regulating the industry. The proposal is incomplete since it lacks a provision for racial equity. For more see here
California state regulations may not be released until late November; California’s top cannabis regulator, Lori Ajax, admits she’s nervous
about whether it will all work. Her agency rebranded itself the Bureau of Cannabis Control
In Florida, a black grower is suing the state
to block it from issuing licenses set aside for minorities. He says he’s unable to apply for a license because the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association stopped allowing new member to join.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will discuss legalization with the provincial premiers