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US drug control agency will move to reclassify marijuana in a historic shift, AP sources say

US drug control agency will move to reclassify marijuana in a historic shift, AP sources say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, The Associated Press has learned, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the country. The DEA’s proposal, which still must be reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget, would recognize the medical...

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The First Ever CVCAN Putt & Puff Tournament

The First Ever CVCAN Putt & Puff Tournament Is Back On! The Event Will Be Held At The Shadow Mountain Golf Club 73800 Ironwood Street, Palm Desert On The Flamingo Putting Course At 7 AM, Friday, November 17th.

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CVCAN August 2023 Event

The First Ever CVCAN Putt & Puff Tournament at Shadow Mountain Golf Club – 73800 Ironwood Street, Palm Desert On the Flamingo Putting Course.

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CVCAN July 2023 Event

The Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network will be gathering on Thursday, July 13th from 5p.m. - 10 p.m. at SUGARLOAF for our Midsummer Night's Networking and BBQ Event hosted by CVCAN board member Adam Yudka.

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CVCAN June 2023 Event

The Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network will be gathering on Monday, June 12th at the Vault Dispensary Lounge in Cathedral City for our monthly dinner meeting.

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CVCAN’s May 2023 Members Mixer

Our May 2023 CVCAN MEMBERS meeting will be May 25th at the Coachella Canna Club. Come mingle and meet your new Board Members! The venue will provide food from their restaurant “Chick Next Door”.

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CVCAN April VIP Members Only Event

We’re doing something different this month! CVCAN is having a Party in a VIP Section of the “Desert Haze” event. Held at CVCAN Emerald Gold Members West Coast Cannabis Club NEW Event Center

Palm Desert Lowers Cannabis Tax from 10% to 5%

Palm Desert Lowers Cannabis Tax from 10% to 5%

After a few owners of local cannabis businesses spoke about their struggles to remain viable in a saturated and increasingly competitive market, the Palm Desert City Council agreed Thursday to cut some of the industry’s taxes.

California Governor Wants The State’s Marijuana Farmers To ‘Legally Supply The Rest Of The Nation’

California Governor Wants The State’s Marijuana Farmers To ‘Legally Supply The Rest Of The Nation’

  California Governor Wants The State’s Marijuana Farmers To ‘Legally Supply The Rest Of The Nation’ California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) says he wants to see marijuana federally legalized, in part so that his state’s cannabis farmers can “legally supply the rest of the nation.” The governor made the remarks in a video that played at the Oakland International Film Festival in...

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CVCAN’s Oktoberfest Members Mixer

hosts the CVCAN Oktoberfest Monday, October 10th Miracle Springs Resort Grand Ballroom 10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 Come for German food, German  beer, games with giveaways and lots of raffles! (Bring cash) Sponsorship Opportunities Available Register Here Special Room Rates: Only $59.00 Miracle Springs Resort and Spa 10625 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA (You...

Palm Springs Hall of Flowers 2022

Palm Springs Hall of Flowers 2022

All of us at Hall of Flowers would like to say thank you for making Hall of Flowers Palm Springs our best show yet! This past Hall of Flowers was our 6th show and we are so thankful to have been able to welcome even more new brands and buyers and really cultivate commerce between the two groups. More than past shows, this show was really about getting business done.

Coachella Relaxes Commercial Cannabis Requirements

Coachella Relaxes Commercial Cannabis Requirements

The City of Coachella is changing how it regulates some of its cannabis businesses. The changes adopted by the city council last week will affect manufacturing, testing, distribution and cultivation businesses, but not retail establishments.

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill MORE Act

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill MORE Act High Government: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to deschedule cannabis and tax marijuana sales. Robert Alexander/Getty Images The U.S. House of Representatives passed the MORE Act, a bill that would end the federal prohibition on cannabis by removing it from the list of banned controlled substances....

Uber Eats to allow orders for cannabis in Ontario

Uber Eats to allow orders for Cannabis in Ontario Uber will allow users in Ontario, Canada, to place orders for cannabis on its Uber Eats app, marking the ride-hailing giant's foray into the booming business, a company spokesperson said on Monday. Uber Eats will list cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke on its marketplace on Monday, following which customers can place orders from the Uber Eats app and then...

CVCAN Holiday Member Mixer & Dinner Monday, December 6, 2021

  REGISTER NOW! Don’t miss the CVCAN Holiday Member Mixer & Dinner Monday, December 6, 2021 from 5PM to 9PM at the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs. The Holidays are a special time for all of us and especially for cannabis industry members as we say goodbye to 2021 and celebrate all we have accomplished. Come hear what our featured sponsor, CannaSafe, has in...

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Census 2020: Desert Hot Springs Fastest Growing City in the Coachella Valley

Desert Hot Springs is the fastest-growing city in the Coachella Valley, according to new data released by the U.S. Census on Thursday. Desert Hot Springs's population grew from 25,938 in 2010 to 32,512 in 2020, representing a 25.3% increase. Nearby cities Palm Springs and Cathedral City grew by just 0.1% and 0.6% respectively over the same time period, the Census said. Click here to read...

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California approves stimulus money for marijuana industry

In a turn of events that nobody would have imagined 15 years ago, the state of California is about to offer $100 million to marijuana growers and sellers to help them stay in business. The California legislature approved the plan Monday, which will see grants go to cannabis businesses that are trying to convert their provisional licenses to permanent ones. Click here to read more BY CHRIS...

MJBizCon 2021

2021 MJBizCon Registration

Every year, more cannabis industry deals get done at MJBizCon than any other event by far. 1,000+ Exhibitors 250,000+ sf of Expo Floor 50+ Speakers 4 Pre-Show Forums 2 Networking Gatherings Click here to...

SOLD OUT: 2nd Annual CVCAN Charity Golf Tournament December 11th

When 11 Dec 2020 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location Woodhaven Country Club, Palm Desert, CA This is going to be another great fun-filled networking day in an intimate setting with so many business owners and executives of the legal cannabis industry and it's ancillary businesses! We are so thankful for the response we received last year and can't wait for December 11th 2020!!! Some of you have been asking...

CVCAN Announces 2020 Cannabis Candidate Forums

CVCAN Announces 2020 Cannabis Candidate Forums

CVCAN is proud to announce that they have confirmed every single candidate for each of their upcoming forums! For the last 3 years, CVCAN has produced Cannabis Candidate Forums for all cities who allow commercial cannabis in their jurisdiction. This year they are thrilled that their forums are sponsored by Global Go, quality Cannabis and Hemp consultants with local offices. The 2020 CVCAN...

POLITICSACLU, NAACP And Other Groups Push Congress To Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill By Next Month

POLITICSACLU, NAACP And Other Groups Push Congress To Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill By Next Month

A coalition of major drug policy and civil rights organization is urging congressional leadership to hold a House floor vote on a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill by the end of next month. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), more than 120 groups—including the American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP, Human Rights Watch, Drug Policy Alliance and...

Predicted California marijuana business failures haven’t happened, and COVID played a role

Predicted California marijuana business failures haven’t happened, and COVID played a role

In late 2019, many in the California marijuana industry confidently predicted a rash of companies would go under this year, citing the market’s harsh business conditions and a dearth of investors. Coming extinctions were accepted with near-universal consensus, in part because profit margins had been almost nonexistent since the legal market launched in 2018. Moreover, several indicators in early...

Cannabis in hotels? Desert Hot Springs eyes cannatourism, tax changes to sustain growing industry

Cannabis in hotels? Desert Hot Springs eyes cannatourism, tax changes to sustain growing industry

Cannabis in hotels? Desert Hot Springs eyes cannatourism, tax changes to sustain growing industry The next chapter of desert tourism could see travelers ordering a joint at their hotel as if it were a cocktail in the lobby bar. Desert Hot Springs officials are moving toward developing "cannatourism" as they take a hard look at the future of the cannabis industry that's become an anchor in their...

Growpacker Opens Flagship Cannabis Manufacturing & Distribution Facility at Morongo Industrial Park in Desert Hot Springs

Growpacker Opens Flagship Cannabis Manufacturing & Distribution Facility at Morongo Industrial Park in Desert Hot Springs

 Growpacker is proud to announce the opening of their flagship facility located within the Morongo Industrial Park in Desert Hot Springs, California. Growpacker is a fully-licensed cannabis co-packing and bottling company with several patented THC & CBD infusion technologies, allowing them to design and manufacture the most premium cannabis infused products on the market. They are currently...

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Special Meeting to Discuss DHS Cannabis Tax

On Tuesday, June 30, at  2PM,  the Desert Hot Springs City Council will be discussing Cannabis taxes at a special meeting. Your opinion counts! The item on the agenda is informational. City staff will present a report, and the Council will listen to public comment. We believe that the Council may consider a change or reduction in taxes, especially the cultivation tax, at a future meeting....

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Cannabis Businesses Deemed Essential: Checking Up On Desert Hot Springs Properties

Cannabis Businesses Deemed Essential: Checking Up On Desert Hot Springs Properties Paula Turner and Kilee Johnson were out checking on cannabis properties in Desert Hot Springs at the Morongo Industrial Park yesterday. The cannabis industry is deemed essential business, so the projects are staying on schedule. To learn more about the State of California’s recent regulation of the Cannabis Industry,...

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Charlotte Figi Remembered

Charlotte Figi Remembered Cannabis industry forerunner, Charlotte Figi is honored by medical doctor, Sanjay Gupta in this CNN article. Charlotte was born with with Dravet syndrome and took cannabidiol (CBD) oil to prevent seizures. She inspired the name of the medical cannabis strain called Charlotte's Web. She passed away on 4/7/20 at the age of 13. She will be remembered for helping to ignite a...

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Join us as we celebrate 4/20!

Please join CVCAN in supporting the CHRONIC RELIEF FUNDRAISER benefiting FEEDING AMERIC Join us as we celebrate 4/20! Due to the current global pandemic, we won’t be able to get together and celebrate in person.  CVCAN is partnering with Farechild Events and Sensi Magazine to put on the first annual Chronic Relief Fundraiser benefitting FEEDING AMERICA. The event will be a virtual,...

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Hall of Flowers Greater Palm Springs April 1-2, 2020

We’re excited to share the this year’s Hall of Flowers conference will be held here in the Coachella Valley. Hall of Flowers is a licensed, industry-only, highly curated B2B show designed to facilitate commerce between our vast network of premium licensed cannabis brands and retailers.

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1st Inaugural CVCAN Coachella Canna-Mixer

DPP Cannabis Division was a sponsor and attendee of CVCAN’s 1st Canna-Mixer on February 7th 2020 at the Dupont Estate in La Quinta, CA. This high value event allowed cannabis industry members a chance to connect and network while enjoying the catered food, drinks, and sunshine. Coachella Valley locals and industry members from around Southern California drove in to attend the event. Check out the...

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Special Coachella Canna-Mixer Event

Special Coachella Canna-Mixer Event About the event from CVCAN: As your industry association, we realize that you, as a company doing business in the cannabis industry, get solicited constantly for costly sponsorship opportunities. We have therefore decided to have a high-value event at a very low cost as we want you to know that we understand, we feel for you, and we want to provide you an amazing...

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2019 Coachella’s SoCal Cannabis Summit

Coachella’s SoCal Cannabis Summit hosted by the City of Coachella will unite leaders in government and business to shape the future of cannabis policy, share best practices and unveil new opportunities in California’s emerging cultivation hot spot.

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SCCC with Smooth ONLINE Accredited Cannabis Industry Training Program

A new cannabis industry training program has been developed by SCCC and SmoothONLINE. They are currently enrolling for Summer and Fall 2019 and those who mention SCCC receive 10% the cost of the course. The great thing about these online courses is that they can be taken anywhere by anyone. Click here to enroll and get more...

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