California government on a hiring binge as recreational sales approach

Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. As recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn’t green and leafy – it’s government jobs.

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Marijuana industry reps to Los Angeles: Don’t shut us down

A Los Angeles City Council committee on Monday signed off on draft rules for licensing marijuana businesses, but many industry groups are still far from satisfied with the latest regulation language, which they warned could lead to a shutdown of the local pot industry. Council President Herb Wesson admitted during…

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Santa Clara County, Calif. bans commercial marijuana grows and shops

County supervisors have approved a 45-day moratorium on marijuana growing operations that can be extended for two years while they consider next steps in what officials called a changing landscape, as the state drafts its own regulations on recreational pot cultivation.