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Oakland Rolls Out Dispensary Application Process

On your marks. Get set. Go! The City of Oakland rolled out its much anticipated dispensary application process last week, and hopeful applicants now have until November 20 to get their applications in. The dispensary applications are broken down into two categories, general applicants and equity applicants. The application for both general and equity permits are nearly identical, but the application processes could hardly be more different. General Application General applicants must pay a $2,500 application fee, as well as $32 per person for LiveScan processing. The application must identify every person "directly or indirectly interested in the permit sought, including all officers, direct

Admitted Carriers Offer Some Benefits, Some Dangers for Cannabis Industry

For the first time, an admitted insurance carrier has filed a cannabis insurance product with the State of California. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones made the announcement proudly during his keynote at the California Cannabis Industry Association's 2017 Business Conference. For Jones, whose efforts to improve cannabis coverage have focused strongly on bringing admitted carriers into the market, this is big win. For cannabis companies hoping for better insurance, however, admitted carriers represent at best a partial solution to what currently ails the cannabis insurance markets. To understand why admitted carriers are not a panacea for the industry, we need to understand the



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