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Regulating the Safety of Cannabis-Infused Foods: Alternatives to Prohibition – By Ross Gordon November 1, 2017 Prepared on behalf of Therapy Tonics & Provisoins

Executive Summary

Proposed regulations released by California’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch in April 2017 included a blanket prohibition on potentially hazardous foods (PHFs), including refrigerated products, low-acid canned foods, juices, perishable baked goods, meats, dairy, and seafood. As the MCSB prepares to release emergency regulations in November 2017, this paper seeks to inform an alternative solution that effectively regulates, rather than bans, cannabis-infused PHFs. A review of regulatory systems in Oregon and Colorado finds precedent for the effective regulation of cannabis PHF products, and a review of California’s existing regulatory structures for conventional foods finds that California already possesses the key resources necessary to effectively regulate cannabis food safety. This paper suggests that MCSB should emulate Oregon’s approach by applying California’s existing food safety framework to the regulation of cannabis PHFs.

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Checking In On California’s Edibles Industry

There are just a few short months to wait, edible lovers. Starting in January, delicious and nutritious cannabis products, like our cannabis iced coffee and tea beverages, can finally be purchased and enjoyed by any Californian over the age of 21.

Keep in mind that with the dawn of legalization will come some significant changes to the way cannabis has been bought and sold in California for so many years. This is because there is a strict regulatory framework going into effect now to keep medical marijuana patients and new consumers safe, healthy, and in control – no matter where they buy their cannabis. Check the California Cannabis Portal for more information.

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LDS Aims To Start California Production In October – CFN Media (CA – Cannabis Industry)

Market Wired (September 26, 2017) CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article covering Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. The company plans to begin production operations in October in the city of Adelanto, California after an extended and thorough permitting process.

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La Mesa Council To Discuss Medical Marijuana (CA – Medical Cannabis)

The San Diego Union Tribune (September 25, 2017) Since the passage last November of a measure that opened the door for medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in La Mesa, some residents have become increasingly anxious about their presence. No dispensaries have received a permit to operate, but the city acknowledges that shops selling cannabis products are now conducting business illegally within its boundaries. And the community has been calling for them to be shut down, Mayor Mark Arapostathis said.

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City Stirs The Pot On Marijuana (CA – Cannabis Industry)

The Madera Tribune (September 25, 2017) Madera Police Lt. Gino Chiaramonte reported on recent visits with several Colorado cities who ban and allow marijuana during the Madera City Council’s final workshop on cannabis in California cities. City Councilman Will Oliver asked for public feedback online.

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By in California MMJ Law, News Comments Off on California Cannabis Retail Market Revealed: Big Data Tells All (CA – Cannabis Market)

California Cannabis Retail Market Revealed: Big Data Tells All (CA – Cannabis Market)

Forbes (September 26, 2017) For 20 years, California has been allowing the legal sale of medical marijuana in an unregulated environment and that will change in January 2018. State and local officials are now facing the challenge of bringing in line all of the players that have operated without any rules or consequences of breaking those rules. So far this year, prices for marijuana in the state have been steadily climbing, which is great for growers – not so much for customers.

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L.A. Approves Marijuana Rules For Recreational Dispensaries (CA – Recreational Dispensaries)

Newsweek (September 26, 2017) Los Angeles may become one of America’s hottest marijuana markets soon, after city lawmakers approved new rules on Monday to regulate and legitimize the cannabis industry ahead of January’s full legalization of recreational use in the state of California.

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The Situation With Marijuana in San Diego: the Definitive FAQ

Monday, the city of San Diego is set to debate the last remaining question before the City Council about marijuana: Where should businesses that manufacture, cultivate, distribute and test it be allowed? Or should they be allowed at all? Many people have no idea what’s going on or the profound changes in law, culture and economics that are about to hit San Diego.

 

Read Full Article: http://www.voiceofsandiego.org

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Causes for the Cannabis Industry

Help get the voices of California cannabis be heard by their state representatives, sign this petition.

More than twenty respected members of the California cannabis industry have supported this petition to change the proposed regulations set forth by the California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Our friends at Therapy Tonics are one of these companies. On their website, they set forth the proposed changes in the form of a petition. We’ve laid out the exact same information that these independent bodies have formed in bold type below.

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