Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when it’s not

Medical cannabis companies continue to be whipsawed by the lack of state regulations and the federal ban on marijuana
The New York Times (US)
Monday, November 21, 2016

California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize cannabis in this month’s election. In Sonoma County alone, an estimated 9,000 marijuana cultivation businesses are operating in a provisional gray market, with few specific regulations, and are now looking to follow the path of the wine industry, which emerged from its own prohibition eight decades ago and rose to the global prominence it enjoys today.