Politics

Calif. cannabiz split on Newsom recall

By Alex Halperin
Sep 10, 2021
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California operators are divided on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in next week’s special election. While Newsom presents himself as a supporter of the industry, execs have been frustrated by high taxes, regulations and difficult market conditions. 

  • Polls predict Newsom will stave off the recall.
  • The leading Republican contender, talk-show host Larry Elder, is a cannabis user according to his ex-fiancee, but he hasn’t laid out a different approach on the industry.
  • One poll showed pot lobbyist Jackie McGowan running a distant third out of dozens of candidates.
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  • NORML endorsed Newsom.
  • Find voting information here.

Cannabis isn’t generally seen as a key issue in the election.
L.A. Times

Meanwhile, regulators in the state’s newly consolidated Department of Cannabis Control released new regulations slated to take effect within days.
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