Month: July 2022

State fair shouldn’t reward super-potent strains of cannabis

This editorial is from the Los Angeles Times: Cannabis is making its debut at the California State Fair in July, taking its place among chardonnays, craft brews, tomato salsas, pickled peppers and satsuma marmalades as a product of the state’s agricultural bounty. Don’t expect to see contest judges getting stoned in a booth between the…
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California ends cannabis cultivation tax

SUSAN WOODTHE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNALJune 30, 2022 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of the $308 billion state budget Thursday evening handed California’s struggling cannabis industry long-sought tax relief. The state eliminated the cultivation tax on growers and capped the excise tax at point of sale at 15% for three years, moves hailed by industry advocates…
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How California’s legal cannabis dream became a public health nightmare: It’s a class B drug in the UK – but in the US state it’s led to spiralling addiction, psychotic illnesses and hospitals facing a deluge of poisonings

By EVE SIMMONS FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY 2 July 2022 |  A row of luxury ‘healing’ creams is guarded by a locked glass cabinet, gilded in gold trim. The packaging is stylishly minimal – clean and white with small black typeface – and beside the tubs sit decorative, artificial fruit and images of sprawling fields, with…
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