UNDERMINED BY OUR OWN Lack of Enforcement allows Legal Operator to Play Both Sides | STIIIZY

12/13/23 Contact: Jerred Kiloh  President 818-636-1226  jerred@ucba.com ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** The United Cannabis Business Association, representing licensed cannabis retailers throughout the state of California, is deeply concerned at the news article reported on December 12, 2023 by the LA Times titled “Stiiizy’s founder built an L.A. cannabis empire, while being landlord to illegal dispensaries” California’s legal […]

CDTFA Special Notice: Reminders for Cannabis Distributors

Distributors will no longer be responsible for collecting cannabis excise tax from retailers for their sales or transfers of cannabis or cannabis products that occur on and after January 1, 2023. What to expect due to the cannabis excise tax requirements ending for distributors ·        Distributors will no longer be required to obtain or hold a cannabis tax […]

VOX: Is legal weed doomed to be run by big business?

Last October, when President Biden announced that he would take steps to overhaul America’s marijuana laws and pardon those convicted of simple marijuana possession at the federal level, it seemed on the surface as though the pendulum were finally swinging in the direction that cannabis legalization advocates had been wanting for decades.  It didn’t take long for […]

CANNABIS BUSINESS TIMES: 2023 Cannabis Legalization Roadmap: What, When and Where

If you’ve been around the cannabis industry long enough, you’ve likely heard the saying that the cannabis industry ages in dog years. This is to say that one year in cannabis feels like seven (or more) in any other industry, due to the constant change and normalization of a newly legal industry. The cannabis landscape […]

THE HILL: Marijuana advocates stunned after McConnell opposition dooms banking bill

Marijuana advocates and executives are up in arms after opposition from Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) resulted in Congress failing to pass a key cannabis banking bill, dealing a massive blow to the industry.  The $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill unveiled Tuesday includes all kinds of expenditures, but it does not include the SAFE Banking Act, a […]

BENZINGA: National Public Health May Benefit From Cannabis Legalization, New Survey Shows Why


By Jelena Martinovic Even though the legalization wave is getting stronger by the day, some states still outlaw marijuana entirely. The reasons for such a stance are numerous, including adolescent access tocannabis, mixed clinical data and driving under the influence, to name a few. Interestingly, a new study conducted by the Cannabis Public Policy Consulting (CPPC) has shown […]