As mentioned in the last newsletter, cashed-starved municipalities from Tracy to Anaheim have had their come-to-Jesus moments with legal weed. But what exactly are the cities and counties doing with these licensing opportunities—and when?  
Canna Law Blog

  • Prohibitionist Anaheim may put legalization to voters. At their June 9 City Council session, Anaheim is “set to consider approval of the first and second steps in a three-step process toward legalizing, taxing and regulating commercial cannabis distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, retail sales, deliveries and testing laboratories.”
  • Sacramento plans to add 10 storefront retail permits. No plans have been set. Meanwhile, Fresno has authorized 14 retail storefronts, with a projected total reaching as high as 21.
  • Santa Barbara County has approved up to six storefront retail licenses, but COVID-19 has put the process on hold.

Quick Hit

  1. Being designated essential doesn’t afford cannabis companies bankruptcy protection, as the U.S. Department of Justice continues to argue against the industry’s inclusion.
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