In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.
In today’s news:
#californiacannabis – “At its June 20 meeting, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to lower the county’s cannabis business tax rate by 2 percentage points.
On July 1, the tax will decrease from 8% to 6% — and stay there until July 2024. The tax, combined with fees for inspections, permits, background checks and license renewals, makes it difficult for cannabis business owners to pay their bills, according to county Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg.
By not cutting taxes, “We could be killing this industry,” Ortiz-Legg said at the June 20 meeting.”
#psychedelics – “But, in truth, money was everywhere, and you could smell the venture capital circling what some believe will be a lucrative successor to the legal cannabis industry. That in itself has many clinicians, practitioners and leaders of indigenous communities — long left out of the industrialization of their own traditional medicines — worried.”
#californiacannabis – “The Sacramento Police Department can soon begin fining people who illegally grow cannabis on commercial properties and vacant lots after the Sacramento City Council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to update cultivation policies.
Under the previous version of the city law, police have only been able to issue fines for illegal grows at residences since 2017. The enforcement program has faced dozens of lawsuits from landlords, but city staff said they wanted to expand it because illicit grows have decreased in homes and increased elsewhere.”
#californiacannabis – “In many ways, what happened in Adelanto, California, is an epitomic American tale: a failing prison town wanted to turn itself into a place of prosperity so it turned to another of the country’s greatest commodities, marijuana. In other ways, however, the story of Adelanto is unique, full of twists you would never see coming, and people who defy their own self-curated stereotypes.
In the new podcast series Dreamtown: Adelanto by Crooked Media, reporter David Weinberg delves into what happened when a newcomer on the local council helped the city legalize weed production, and documents the fallout that happened next.”