November’s ballot will see 26 localities with legalization up for a vote. Estimates are that, if passed, the measures could lead to 150 new business permits.
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- Many of the votes would authorize new business licenses, others would expand the industry locally. Some measures are startups, seeking approval for new taxes. Still other measures are nonbinding advisory issues.
- “There’s a fundamental shift happening across California,” says Hirsh Jain, government affairs director at San Jose-based retailer Caliva. “In the next 30 to 36 months, all of the chess pieces on the board are going to fill up. California will not be a cannabis desert.”
- On Aug. 3, West Hollywood’s city council took up a ban on smoked and vaporized cannabis in the extremely dense city’s apartments, which are 85% of its residential experience. Is this actually happening in one of weed’s flagship municipalities?
- The first AI-powered automated checkout technology is here for retailers. Meanwhile, Dan Mitchell asks, “Will Weed Vending Machines Ever Catch On?”
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