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Exclusive Interview: California Cannabis Czar Talks Regulation

Ending cannabis prohibition is a no-brainer whose time has come. It is obvious that cannabis prohibition is a costly failure that causes too much harm with racist and classist consequences. Regulating cannabis, however, is a much tougher job than just removing criminal penalties, as there isn’t a clear path to the best policies for any…

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ICBC Rocks San Francisco Tonight and Tomorrow!

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The International Cannabis Business Conference is getting the party started TONIGHT in San Francisco at the Hyatt Embarcadero with live music by DJ Domino from Hieroglyphics! The VIP party will include all the VIP guests of ICBC, including California’s head regulator Lori Ajax and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill! Get your tickets now for Thursday’s…

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High Taxes Rock the Boat for California Dispensaries

Just a few weeks past the rollout of California’s Prop 64, cannabis sales for legal adult use have begun in spurts in counties and municipalities which allow for permitting of such activities. Many cities and counties are still wary of the new law, implementing bans against cannabis operations or strongly restricting availability for such licenses….

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Attend the ICBC in San Francisco NEXT WEEK!

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Next week, on February 1st, the Bay Area event of the year kicks off with International Cannabis Business Conference‘s VIP Reception Networking Party! You love cannabis, you love parties, and you love making money while making the world a better place. As always, ICBC delivers. This year’s San Francisco VIP party brings the original cannabis…

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Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax Interviewed Ahead of the ICBC in San Francisco

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Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know that California just legalized cannabis commerce this year. California’s influence, with nearly 40 million people and the world’s 6th largest economy, virtually cannot be overstated in our fight to end the failed and harmful policy of marijuana prohibition. The world is watching and the woman…

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Congratulations, California!

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Yesterday ushered in a new era for cannabis with the world’s sixth-largest economy (California) coming online with legal, adult-use cannabis. January 1st marked the first day stores were allowed to sell the product to anyone over the age of 21 without a doctor’s explicit recommendation. I would say that people seem pleased, but the word…

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SFGate Interviews ICBC Speaker Lori Ajax, California Cannabis Czar

Just before California is about to officially legalize marijuana on January 1st, and ahead of her 2nd appearance at the International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco, SFGate (via its Smell the Truth cannabis blog) interviewed Lori Ajax, the Golden State’s Cannabis Czar. Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, discusses issues such as…

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