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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:37 PM

California's new pot economy valued at $7 billion

The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack advertising "USA Home Grown" dangles from a wall.

Here, in the outskirts of Sacramento, a handful of government workers face a daunting task: By Jan. 1, craft regulations and rules that will govern the state's emerging legal pot market, from where and how plants can be grown to setting guidelines to track the buds from fields to stores.

Getting it wrong could mean the robust cannabis black market stays that way - outside the law - undercutting the attempt to create the nation's largest legal marijuana economy. The new industry has a projected value of $7 billion, and state and local governments could eventually collect $1 billion a year in taxes.

California is "building the airplane while it's being flown," lamented state Sen. Mike McGuire, a Democrat whose sprawling Northern California district includes some of the world's most prized pot fields.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-pot-20170129-story.html

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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:50 PM

1. Industrial hemp will eventually dwarf personal use revenue

 

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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 10:10 PM

2. Well, that ought to make El Chapo wince!1 n/t

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