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Cannabis News Roundup, Wednesday, Nov. 29

CANNABIS NEWS ROUNDUP, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA CITIES GEARING UP FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY ADULT USE

Local officials in two California cities, San Francisco and Sacramento voted this week on rules for retail cannabis sales for non-medical use, which will be allowed in California starting Jan. 1.

Several other California cities are yet to finalize rules and aren’t expected to be able to allow sales right away after the state law takes effect at the start of the year.

The city council in Sacramento unanimously approved a cap on the number of storefront dispensaries in the city to 30, with licenses chosen through a lottery. Dispensaries have been licensed for medical marijuana distribution in the city since 2010.

SACRAMENTO LOCAL BUSINESS ORDINANCE

Commissioners also plan to consider a proposal that would make it easier for minorities to get licenses in the industry.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a 600-foot buffer zone between cannabis outlets and schools, while rejecting proposals to limit the number of shops, or ban them entirely.

MORE FROM CALI

While we’re on the subject of California, here’s a look this week at the budding controversy over grower size in the Golden State – basically there’s a growing fear that big growers could set up an oligopoly that squeezes out the little guys.

FLORIDA MARIJUANA NEWS

Trulieve Opens Dispensary in Orlando

Collier County Lengthens Dispensary Ban

Also in cannabis news from the states:

IOWA: Iowa has chosen its first medical marijuana manufacturer, the only legal provider in the state. The state health agency said Tuesday that it has named MedPharm Iowa as the state-approved supplier of cannabis oil in the state, according to this report in the Des Moines Register.

MINNESOTA: Medical Marijuana Patients Alarmed by Shortages

NEVADA: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval was giving remarks on Wednesday at a meeting of the Nevada Gaming Commission where discussion was to include the relationship between the gaming industry, and the now-legal-in-Nevada marijuana business.  Commission Chairman Tony Alamo was planning to give an overview of the challenges facing the gambling industry with marijuana now legal in the state.

ALSO, OF INTEREST, PERHAPS

We’ve written here before about former professional athletes arguing for marijuana to be legal in their leagues – and saying many of them use it anyway. One of the biggest advocates for legalizing marijuana in pro sports is former NHL hockey player Riley Cote, who was talking about it again last week in an article in the Canadian sports publication Sportsnet.

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David Royse
David Royse is the Editor-in-Chief of Ledetree.com. He has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, including stints with The Associated Press and The News Service of Florida. He enjoys writing about health and medical science, and hopeful stories about scientific breakthroughs and new technology.

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