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  1. Ron Strider

    California's Top Marijuana Regulator Talks Legalization

    California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks and months to come is unclear. Lori Ajax is the state's top pot regulator and has been at the center of the effort to establish rules for a...
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    CA: NAACP Says 'Medical Marijuana Czar' Is Ignoring Input From Minority Groups

    Sacramento — The California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised some concerns about Lori Ajax, Gov. Jerry Brown's nominee for chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Media reports have called Ajax California's first...
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    California Considers Options To Meet Marijuana Deadline

    Sacramento–State officials will likely need to rely on emergency rules, provisional licenses and grace periods to ensure California's recreational marijuana market is up and running by Jan. 1, 2018, the state's lead pot regulator said Monday. Lori Ajax, chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis...
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    Head Of California's Medical Marijuana Bureau Visits Coalinga

    The woman spearheading a statewide effort to regulate the booming but controversial medical marijuana industry is traveling across California to learn more about pot — and teach industry insiders about the state's lawmaking process. Lori Ajax, five months into her position as the chief of the...
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    Head Of California's Medical Marijuana Bureau Visits Coalinga

    The woman spearheading a statewide effort to regulate the booming but controversial medical marijuana industry is traveling across California to learn more about pot — and teach industry insiders about the state's lawmaking process. Lori Ajax, five months into her position as the chief of the...
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    Special Report: New Agency Created To Regulate California's Marijuana Industry

    Medical marijuana has been legal in California for 20 years, and now there's a new agency that will help oversee the industry that produces cannabis, one of the state's leading cash crops. Lori Ajax was appointed chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation in February, and as head of...
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    California Medical Marijuana Czar Says She Never Smoked Pot

    California's medical marijuana czar says she believes there's a need for weed, although she's never smoked pot herself. "Unlike regulating alcohol, I'm not a user of marijuana, so I am not familiar with how that affects people or what it does," Lori Ajax told the Los Angeles Times in an...
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    California Pot Boss Says There Is 'A Medical Need' For Weed

    Twenty years after California legalized medical marijuana, the state is taking its first major steps toward officially regulating the multibillion-dollar industry. Its new chief pot regulator is reaching out to the medical marijuana community this month, and she gave her first major interview...