As though the expected shutdown of pending legislation critical to the state’s industry weren’t painful enough, on Thursday Gov. Newsom delivered to the reform movement yet another crotchpunch with his decision to delay combining California’s three regulatory bodies.
MJ Biz Daily

  • The state was “in the process of developing a more detailed plan” for folding into one agency the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health, which — as announced in January — would all become the new Department of Cannabis Control. “However,” said the governor in a statement accompanying his budget revision summary, “this process was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring a delay in the consolidation as planned,” .
  • Still separate, the three regulatory agencies are set to receive $143.8M in funding. 

Quick Hits

  1. On May 7, Roseville Electric Utility reported to local police that one house in the Sacramento-area suburb was using 16 times the power that a crib of its size normally would use. Seizure of 700 plants resulted from the call, Roseville police announced Tuesday on Facebook.
    Sacramento Bee
  2. Its ability to counter the supply shortfall and potential for breaking monopolies are two reasons why crowdsourcing has significantly altered the weed game
    Green Entrepreneur
  3. The Golden State will cross a threshold when its novel appellation program goes into effect at year’s end. It’s a historical benchmark. But what’s an appellation, anyway?  
    Berger Greer