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  1. Ron Strider

    MA: Bridgewater Ban Recreational Marijuana Sales But Allow Cultivation

    The Bridgewater Town Council has voted to ban the retail sale of recreational marijuana but to allow the cultivation of the product following a long meeting that drew a large crowd. The vote was highly anticipated by residents, who filled the Town Council chambers and spilled into an...
  2. Ron Strider

    FL: Collier County Lengthens Marijuana Dispensary Ban

    Medicinal marijuana dispensaries will be banned in Collier County for another six months as local commissioners try to wait for state lawmakers to change the rules surrounding them. County commissioners want control over the number of dispensaries that could open after voters approved a...
  3. Ron Strider

    MA: Ware Voters To Consider Retail Marijuana Ban

    Voters in April will decide whether recreational marijuana businesses should be banned in town. The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday voted 3-2 to include the referendum question in next April's town election. Selectman John Carroll -- who has frequently spoken out against allowing retail...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: The San Francisco City Hall Mess That Is Cannabis Regulation

    How did one of the most progressive, pro-cannabis cities in America screw up its cannabis business regulations so badly? Last November, San Francisco residents voted in favor of marijuana legalization by 73%. But if you listen to the discussion at City Hall, it's as if legalization never...
  5. Ron Strider

    OH: Northfield Village Mulls Banning Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park is urging Northfield Village to prohibit medical marijuana in the village. Village Council could vote Nov. 8 on an ordinance that would prohibit medical marijuana cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries from locating in the village. The...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Pot Ban - County's Vote To Reject Commercial Marijuana 'Just The Beginning'

    Kern County banned commercial cannabis Tuesday. Four of the five county supervisors said they did not want to be party to the permitting and regulation of an industry that wields such a destructive impact on the communities they represent. "The vast majority of the pot shops in the greater...
  7. Ron Strider

    MA: Voters Reject Ban On Recreational Marijuana Sales

    Marshfield voters at a special Town Meeting have rejected a ban on recreational marijuana facilities in their town. Acting town clerk Narice A. Casper said though most voters at the Oct. 16 session were in favor of the ban, the proposal failed to reach the necessary two-thirds majority with...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Fountain Valley Moves To Ban Recreational Marijuana Businesses

    The Fountain Valley City Council took a step Tuesday toward banning recreational marijuana-related businesses in town. The council voted 4-0, with member Mark McCurdy abstaining, to approve the first reading of an ordinance to ban all commercial marijuana activity such as shops and delivery...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: SLO County Board May Ban Marijuana Shops, Leaving Advocates 'Shocked'

    In a drastic change from previously proposed commercial marijuana policy, three of five San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted in a straw poll to ban medical and recreational dispensaries and prohibit manufacturing of edible goods in unincorporated areas of the county...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: Recreational Marijuana Business Ban On Fountain Valley's Agenda

    A proposal going before the Fountain Valley City Council on Tuesday would ban commercial recreational marijuana activities in the city. California voters last year passed Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults, but the law allows for local control. Cities have until...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: Town Meeting To Settle Issue Of Marijuana Ban

    State legislators, apparently attempting this summer to make it easier for community leaders to prevent marijuana stores from opening within their borders, may have actually established a system whereby cities enjoy an easier path to a ban than small towns like Stoneham. On Monday night...
  12. Ron Strider

    CA: Sunnyvale Votes To Ban Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries & Outdoor Cultivation

    The Sunnyvale City Council voted unanimously to ban outdoor personal and commercial marijuana cultivation and non-medical commercial marijuana activity within the city at its Sept. 26 meeting. The unanimous vote also included restrictions on indoor personal marijuana use such as limiting the...
  13. Ron Strider

    FL: Coral Gables - Maybe We Won't Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries After All

    After previously planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, Coral Gables leaders are changing their stance and going back to the drawing board to decide how to regulate the businesses. Commissioners decided not to take a final vote on the ban at Tuesday's meeting. Instead, in response to...
  14. Ron Strider

    MA: Ludlow Selectmen Move Forward On Effort To Ban Recreational Marijuana Sales

    The Board of Selectmen has approved a motion to request a letter from town counsel spelling out the legal process the municipality must follow to ban the sale or cultivation of recreational marijuana in town. Luldow voters have already approved a temporary ban on recreational pot that...
  15. Ron Strider

    Kern County Planning Commission Could Face Cannabis Debate Thursday

    The Kern County Planning Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday and the agenda could include one of the toughest debates facing county leaders this year. Cannabis - Marijuana - Pot Should the county ban or regulate the cultivation, processing and distribution of the stuff in...
  16. Ron Strider

    MT: Medical Marijuana Provider Sues Billings Over Zoning Ban

    The owners of a medical marijuana provider business, as well as one of their patients, is suing the city of Billings over its ban on dispensaries within city limits. Rich Abromeit, co-owner of Montana Advanced Caregivers, and Nancy Moore are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Fresno City Council Vote Bans Businesses That Sell Marijuana For Recreational Use

    City Council President Clint Olivier mounted the charge to put off a decision on imposing a ban on recreational marijuana dispensaries, brushing off one accusation he was the king of promoting drug use in Fresno. "If I am going to be the king of anything, it's of personal responsibility and...
  18. Ron Strider

    Massachusetts Town Votes To Ban Recreational Marijuana Shops

    Heading to the polls in force Tuesday, voters backed a ban on recreational marijuana shops and grow and testing facilities in town. The Milford Daily News reports the referendum, with 56.3 percent of voters supporting the prohibition, came less than a year after a majority of Milford voters...
  19. Ron Strider

    FL: Apopka Latest To Ban Medical Marijuana Shops, Eustis May Be Next

    Despite a long agricultural history, Apopka became the latest Central Florida government to ban medical marijuana shops within their borders. Eustis in Lake County also may soon join the growing roster of communities who are just saying no to dispensaries. Leaders of both cities cited...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: When It Comes To Buying Pot For Pleasure, Fresno Won't Be On The Recreational Map

    Retail marijuana dispensaries and other businesses related to recreational use of marijuana will be barred from setting up shop in Fresno after the City Council voted 4-3 Thursday to prohibit such establishments. Proposition 64, approved by California voters in November 2016, legalized the...