No disruptions: California’s landmark new cannabis legislation aims at a smooth transition

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“California just leapfrogged back out in front as an innovator in cannabis public policy, but it probably won’t set in for a few months, when the dust settles,” said Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the Emerald Growers Association.

Allen was referring to the legislative package recently passed in Sacramento with the support of the Governor’s Office, which for the first time provides a basis for legal, regulated commerce in cannabis in the state.

The new laws largely avoid the civil rights and end-user issues around legalization–those are expected to be decided by voter initiative next fall…

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Amberjack aims to become the Uber of… fishing

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Software continues to eat the world, and now it has developed a taste for seafood.

If you’re one of the 46 million Americans who go fishing each year–or would like to add to their number — a new service out of New York City is ready to help you make your last-minute booking.

Amberjack co-founders Joe Predham and Jerome Tufte met while working for another startup, Jerome on its front end and Joe on the back. Jerome says they were “destined to get to know each other,” and did, quickly realizing that they shared an interest in starting a business. As they hunted for a business idea over meetings in New York’s coffee shops, they decided they wanted to do something consumer-facing, something unique that “you don’t read about every day on TechCrunch or Hacker News, or that every 19- or 20-year-old aspiring entrepreneur is thinking about,” Jerome said...

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