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66K Marijuana Convictions To Be Dismissed In L.A. County After California Cannabis Legalization

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County eligible for relief under Proposition 64 are expected to be dismissed as part of the “Clear My Record” pilot program, officials said Thursday. The action announced by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Code for America marks the completion of the five-county Clear My Record pilot to clear marijuana-related convictions ...

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Lackey’s Bill To Increase Research Regarding Cannabis’ Impact On Driving Signed Into Law

A bill by Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, aiming to increase research regarding the impact of cannabis on driving was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, officials said. Assembly Bill 127 enables the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to conduct research on CHP property utilizing drivers under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol without ...

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Cannabis Possession In Prisons Ruled Legal By California Court Of Appeals

A California appellate court ruled Tuesday possession of cannabis in prison is legal under current law, while smoking or ingesting the substance within a prison remains prohibited, according to officials. While possession was ruled legal, the ruling also noted that prisons can still punish inmates for possession as a violation of the individual prison’s rules. A spokesperson for Pitchess Detention ...

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Cannabis Tax Revenue Falls Two-Thirds Short Of $1 Billion Projection In First Year

California cannabis tax revenue fell two-thirds short of the projected $1 billion in its first year of regulated sales, officials said. California took in $345.2 million in cannabis tax revenue during the first year of regulated sales in 2018, just more than two-thirds below the expected $1 billion, according to figures released by the state Tuesday. Marijuana tax revenues climbed ...

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California Legislators Propose Cannabis Tax Cuts Limit Black Market Sales

The budding legal marijuana market in California has come short on the projected tax revenue, prompting legislators to propose a plan to cut the cannabis tax to limit black market sales. Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, along with other lawmakers and California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, introduced legislation Monday to lower the cannabis tax rate and suspend the cultivation tax for ...

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Hemp Cultivation To Be Legal Nationwide After Passage Of Farm Bill

Industrial hemp cultivation will soon be legal throughout the nation following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. The new farm bill swept through the House of Representatives Wednesday with a vote count of 369-47. On Tuesday, the ...

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Marijuana Delivery Closer To Statewide Legalization, Santa Clarita Ordinance Still In Effect

A California agency recently approved new cannabis regulations, but a Santa Clarita ordinance prohibiting marijuana delivery is still in effect until the final state approval. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced Friday that the organization is moving forward with regulations after a series of public ...

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Santa Clarita Marijuana Delivery Services In ‘Legal Limbo’ As California Regulates Weed

More than a dozen Santa Clarita marijuana delivery services are allegedly in violation of a city ordinance, but that may change due to proposed regulations of state law, officials said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. After California voters passed Proposition 64 — which legalized cannabis in the state — the Santa ...

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California Cannabis Tax Hits All-Time High, Still Falls Short Of Expectation

California’s tax revenue for the budding legal recreational cannabis market has reached an all-time high, but is still falling short of projections, according to officials. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. State tax revenue on cannabis sales jumped from $60.9 million in the first quarter of 2018 to $74.2 million in the ...

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Residents Over 21 Can Grow Marijuana For Personal Use Despite Santa Clarita Ordinance

Despite an ordinance to limit cannabis in Santa Clarita, residents 21 and over can grow up to half a dozen plants in their own home. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Councilmember Cameron Smyth spoke about “misconceptions” some residents have about the ordinance the Santa Clarita City Council passed in March, which ...

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