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Want A State Cannabis Cultivation License? Good Luck


AT THE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM. THE ROOF WAS COVERED IN SNOW. I THINK THAT THE IMPACT COULD BE SEVERE. THE ROAD TO LEGAL POT IS HITTING A FEW POT HOLES. REPORTS SHOWS ONLY A FRACTION OF THE MARIJUANA CULTIVATORS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE STATE APPROVAL TO OPERATE. CBS 13’S DREW BOLLEA IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO WITH WHAT IS CAUSING THE HOLD UP. Reporter: THE FRACTION MIGHT BE AN OVER STATEMENT. ACCORDING TO THIS REPORT FROM THE CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION LESS THAN 1% HAVE REQUIREMENTS AND LICENSES FROM THE STATE IN ORDER A OPERATE. AND BECAUSE OF THIS IT IS LIKELY THE PRODUCT GETTING FROM THE FARMS TO THE PEOPLE IS GOING TO BE IN A BACK LOG. CALIFORNIA GROWS MORE CANNABIS THAN ANY OTHER STATE. MOST IS BEING GROWN ILLEGALLY. THEY WILL PUT THEIR HEADS BACK DOWN. Reporter: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION. HIS ORGANIZATION INTERVIEWED THOUSANDS OF GROWERS AND FOUND SEVERAL ISSUES WITH THE LICENSING PROCESS. WE ARE TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT THE PROBLEMS EARLY ENOUGH THAT HOPEFULLY SOME OF THE BUSINESSES HAVE A PATH WAY FORWARD. Reporter: GETTING APPROVAL IS A LONG PROCESS. BEFORE THE STATE COULD SIGN OFF ON THE PAPERS, THEY MUST FIRST GET APPROVAL FROM THEIR LOCAL JURISDICTION AND EACH ONE OF THOSE COULD BE DIFFERENT. WE THINK THAT IS 70% OF THE GROWERS IN THE STATE, CAN’T GET A PERMIT TO APPLY. Reporter: SACRAMENTO HAS MORE THAN 150 CULTIVATORS WHO SUBMITTED A CITY APPLICATION BUT NONE HAVE BEEN APPROVED SO FAR. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING THE PROPOSALS. Reporter: SACRAMENTO MAY BE AHEAD OF THE CURB. SOME CITIES AND COUNTIES BANNED MARIJUANAS AND OTHERS HAVEN’T FINISHED WRITING LAWS. FEES IN THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ARE AN OBSTACLE. A BIGGER BUSINESS THAT WILL DO MORE VALIUM CAN ABSORBED THE COSTS. WITH SO FEW OF THE LICENSED OPERATETHERS STATE MISSING OUT ON THE TAX REVENUE, $5 BILLION OVER THE YEAR. THAT IS WHY GETTING THEM LISSANCEICIDE AN URGENT ISSUE

8 Comments

  1. Kirsten Author

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars for a license to GROW A PLANT?!?!? The State of California isn't very smart. People will continue to grow illegally when you try to extort them like that with licenses costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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  2. D S Author

    if you take a step back or two, and think about this. we need a license from some government to grow a plant!!! what's next? will we need a license to grow non GMOs in our backyard?

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  3. Jon MacDonald Author

    We Need to start making state laws that includes clause's that says County's Cannot and have no Right to Violate this State law that the People voted for! I feel every county that is Doing this to up hold Federal Law is Violating Amendment 3 section 3.5 of The California State Constitution!!! theses County's should be Sued Broke By The people who's Rights they are violating!

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  4. nicholas morello Author

    What happened to the free market? Government involvement in the economy to this extent breeds monopolys and curruption. Unjustlaws are ment to be broken. No jury will come back with a guilty verdict for a felony for somthing the state is sanctioning and profiting on a few miles down the road. Its called jury nullification and it has been a successful defence in multiple cannabis cases.

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  5. Y. Delgado Author

    Thia is exactly why the black market will continue and will always be. Just like everything else!!! But as we know if you have the cash to pay off then you'll have your peemit. Which is bullshit!!! There is no free enterprise for the small one.

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  6. Phil Marsay Author

    Do you honestly think that bud isn't being consumed, better for them as they don't have to pay taxes 👌I prefer the non tax route, taxation is theft 😍

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  7. VICENTE ESPARZA Author

    The cottage cannabis farmers bill helps people who want to cultivate and don’t need legal authorization from their city. You purchase it from Cal dept of Food and Ag. An outdoor lets you grow up to 25 mature plants and is about $1800 annually while the indoor cottage grow lets you use up to 500sqft of canopy inside. That’s about $2000 give or take some bucks. It’s meant to help the smaller farmers who can’t afford to pay the astronomical amount of $20k for the bigger grows. On the document it clearly states “Applicant may–but does not have to–provide local license, permit, or other written documentation
    • Regardless, CDFA will notify the local jurisdiction to determine whether applicant is in compliance with all local laws and ordinances”

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