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California company has pot license, workers still arrested

The confusing rollout of marijuana regulations in California has been underscored in Mendocino County, where local authorities licensed a company to deliver pot only to have state police arrest two employees who were trying to do just that with nearly a ton of weed.

California opens online system to license new pot industry

LOS ANGELES – California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After months in development, an online system launched and will allow retailers, distributors and testing labs to seek state licenses, which are required to conduct business.

Headaches, confusion as pot industry contends with lag in tracking software

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is working with a new software vendor to oversee a massive database that tracks every pot plant and product in the state. But the new system won’t be ready for about two months, and the old software provider refused to extend its contract, citing concerns about cybersecurity.

Legal loophole in D.C. creates bizarre pot bazaar

Instead of the straightforward marijuana storefronts common in Washington state or Colorado, the District of Columbia has developed a thriving “gift economy” marijuana industry. These businesses, many offering deliver, sell everything from coffee cups to artwork – all overpriced and all coming with a little something extra.

Here’s one marijuana trend you should actually be worried about

The latest federal survey data shows that while teen marijuana use continues to decline in the era of legal pot, adult use is rising. The percent of people over the age of 18 who smoke it in a given year has risen from 10.4 percent in 2002 to 14.1 percent in 2016. In other words, 46 million people got high last year.