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1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]

California Reports Cannabis Tax Revenue for First Quarter of 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported tax revenue numbers Wednesday for cannabis sales for the first Quarter of 2020. As of May 15, California’s cannabis excise tax generated $68.3 million in revenue reported on the 1st Quarter 2020 returns due by April 30,...

LA County to Dismiss 66,000 Marijuana Convictions
Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Code for America said Thursday that nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions eligible for relief under Proposition 64 will be dismissed as part of their cutting-edge partnership. The action marks the completion of the five-county Clear My Record pilot...

LASD: ‘Drive Baked, Get Booked’ on 4-20 or Any Other Day
Friday, Apr 19, 2019

With recent changes to cannabis laws which legalized its possession and use, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continues to remind everyone that driving under the influence of marijuana is a crime and will bring the same result as driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition to...

LA, San Joachin County DA’s Move to Clear Cannabis Convictions
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

District Attorneys Jackie Lacey of Los Angeles County and Tori Verber Salazar of San Joaquin County joined with Code for America on Monday to announce a cutting-edge, criminal justice reform partnership to automatically clear more than 50,000 eligible cannabis convictions under Proposition 64. The two...

Wilk’s Industrial Hemp Bill Signed Into Law
Monday, Oct 1, 2018

Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1409 into law, updating current law to allow the state’s farmers to grow and produce non-intoxicating hemp for commercial and industrial uses. “This is a big win for our local farmers!” said Senator Scott Wilk,...

State Cannabis Tax Revenue Tops $60 Million in First Quarter 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration on Friday released revenue numbers for cannabis sales in the first quarter of 2018. Tax revenue from the cannabis industry totaled $60.9 million since January 1, 2018, which includes state cultivation, excise and sales taxes. It...

State Adds ‘Fresh’ Category for Cannabis Cultivation Tax
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has added the “fresh” category and a new rate for the cannabis cultivation tax, which took effect on January 1. Proposition 64, approved by voters on November 8, 2016, established a cultivation tax based on the dry-weight ounce of cannabis...

Millions to Ring in 2018 With Legal Pot, Higher Wages
Monday, Jan 1, 2018

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News Thousands of legislative fruits of labor born from bargaining and negotiating between lawmakers and lobbyists go into effect across the nation Jan. 1. As usual, significant new 2018 laws addressing topics such as recreational marijuana, immigration and election reform...

Cannabis Countdown: Changes Coming in Marijuana Laws Jan. 1
Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

As California prepares to allow the retail sale of recreational marijuana, or cannabis, on January 1 per voters’ passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, SCVNews takes a look at the sometimes conflicting cannabis laws on the federal, state and local levels. California voters approved the ballot initiative,...

California Wrestles With Creating a Banking System for Marijuana
Friday, Aug 11, 2017

By Matt Reynolds, Courthouse News LOS ANGELES (CN) — When California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the state immediately faced a conundrum: how to provide banking services to marijuana businesses when federal law places the drug in the same category as heroin and cocaine. Californians approved...

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1919 - Mike Shuman, Placerita Junior High School principal, born in Fitchburg, Mass. [story]
1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]