Last month the Department of Tax and Fee Administration used local law enforcement to begin serving liens on underground dispensaries in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
MJ Biz Daily 

  • In addition to seizing $1M in product and $100,000 in cash from the dozen stores, the state executed the tax warrants as part of its plan to increase pressure on the illicit market.
  • “Tax evasion unfairly shifts the burden onto all other taxpayers and makes it tough for those businesses that are playing by the rules to survive,” CDTFA Director Nicolas Maduros said this week.

Quick Hits

  1. A group of San Luis Obispo hemp growers lost their bid to turn back a new law that significantly reduced the size of every farm operating in the county last year.
    Hemp Industry Daily

  2. As writer Zack Ruskin explains, once you know the extent of cannabis illegality’s role in racism it’s tough to look away.
    Rolling Stoned