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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Recreational Marijuana Is Legal. But Smoking In Public And Driving Stoned Are Not

    As Los Angeles moves toward allowing the sale of recreational marijuana, joining cities across the state in the newly legal enterprise, police here offered a stern word of caution. Yes, recreational pot will be legal to sell (and buy, and consume, and cultivate). But there are limits. And the...
  2. Ron Strider

    NV: Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin In Carson City

    Quietly and a little under the radar, recreational sales of marijuana began in Carson City January 1, 2018. There was very little fanfare, no long lines and the two stores in Carson City opened at their normal times. At Rise, it was business as usual, just with a slight uptick in customers...
  3. Ron Strider

    Arkansas Legalizes Medical Marijuana: City Officials Setup Rules For Growers, Sellers

    Within months of Arkansans' November 2016 vote to legalize medical marijuana, Texarkana set rules–and a price–for cannabis businesses in the city. In July, the Board of Directors fast-tracked and approved an ordinance setting fees for dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana, and...
  4. ConstantGreen

    What determines a homegrow's jurisdiction?

    It seems for the most part that federal laws yield to state laws when it comes to cannabis. How does it work on the local level? Say a city has passed an ordinance that says possessing small amounts of cannabis in a private residence, whether growing or not, is not a crime. Yet the state is...
  5. Ron Strider

    MI: Medical Marijuana On Benton Harbor Agenda Tuesday

    Benton Harbor city commissioners approved licenses for up to 25 medical marijuana facilities in the city last week, but it's still not a done deal, and at least two commissioners want to know why. "We should be collecting money right now from applicants," City Commissioner Juanita Henry said...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: With Clock Ticking Down To Legalization, Marijuana Becomes A Suburban Affair

    All that's left of the onions at the Wheeler Farms shed here is the smell. The only crop around it is the field of discarded shopping bags flagged to the thorns of desert weeds. For cannabis power couple Lisa and Bob Selan, though, this drive-by plot of high desert in suburban Antelope Valley...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Valley Cities Ready To Capitalize On Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

    Much of Coalinga's history is tied to the oil wells of Western Fresno County, but now the city's new cash cow could be cannabis. "Amazingly enough that you say that. We're still refining oil here in Coalinga right," said Coalinga Mayor Nathan Vosburg. He says two companies have already...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Will Sacramento See Marijuana Sales On Jan. 1? Decision Coming Friday

    Sacramento city officials are still working with the state to issue licenses, and permits to businesses wanting to sell marijuana for recreational use come Jan. 1. There are currently 30 medical marijuana dispensaries operating within Sacramento, and city officials say most all of them have...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: Where You Can Get Pot - Or Not - In Shasta County In 2018

    The landscape for legal weed changed swiftly in 2017 as state regulators began to craft rules for where people could buy cannabis and how they'd tax it. Locally, that climate is set to shift even more next year as local governments continue to adapt to the new laws. Marijuana will likely...
  10. Ron Strider

    MI: Nearly 50 Marijuana Dispensaries May Be Forced To Close

    Nearly 50 marijuana dispensaries may be forced by the city to close within a few weeks, fined up to $1,000 a day if they don't close or have their owners taken to court. City Attorney Jim Smiertka said Tuesday his office has identified 48 locations that may be dispensaries in violation of the...
  11. Ron Strider

    CA: Vallejo City Council Places Cannabis Measure On November Ballot

    An impassive Vallejo City Council voted recently to place a cannabis measure on the November 2018 ballot. Vallejo voters will now decide the fate of an initiative petition brought forth by a collection of the city's medical marijuana dispensaries. After receiving a 10-minute report from...
  12. Ron Strider

    Thousand Oaks Council Approves Selection Process For Commercial Marijuana Businesses

    The Thousand Oaks City Council has approved a comprehensive process by which the city can select operators for one medical marijuana dispensary and one marijuana testing facility in an industrial part of town. "This process will identify the businesses that are the most qualified and the...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: San Diego's Marijuana Tax Will Be A Windfall, But Officials Wonder How Big

    San Diego expects to get a windfall of new revenue from the city's tax on recreational marijuana sales that begin Jan. 1, but officials concede they are taking guesses at how many millions per year the tax will generate. Estimates presented to the City Council this month predict $5.5 million...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Pot Dispensary Found In Port Hueneme Weeks Before It Becomes Legal

    Port Hueneme police uncovered an illegal marijuana dispensary 10 days before the City Council decided to allow recreational and medicinal marijuana dispensaries. David Marruffo, 40, of Oxnard, was arrested in connection with selling marijuana out of the smoke shop he owned at 213 E. Channel...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: Oceanside Gives Go-Ahead For Medical Marijuana

    Advocates for the cultivation, distribution and sale of medical marijuana won an important victory Wednesday when the Oceanside City Council agreed to forward the recommendations of an ad hoc committee to city staffers for more work. The committee, after a six-month series of meetings with...
  16. Ron Strider

    CA: Los Angeles Businesses May Wait Weeks For Legal Weed Licenses In 2018

    The city won't begin accepting applications to sell legal recreational pot until Jan. 3, officials say. California kicks off recreational sales on New Year's Day, becoming the largest state in the nation with legal marijuana. But Los Angeles officials announced Friday that dispensaries in...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Raring To Buy Recreational Pot In Los Angeles January First? Not So Fast

    California is on the brink of legalizing the sale of recreational pot, with the first round of state licenses for marijuana businesses kicking into effect in January. But Los Angeles pot shops won't be able to immediately start selling marijuana for recreational use on New Year's Day, city...
  18. Ron Strider

    MI: 18 Marijuana Businesses In Ann Arbor Allowed To Temporarily Operate

    Ann Arbor is agreeing to let 18 medical marijuana businesses in the city temporarily operate without licenses while they go through the process of seeking licenses from the state. The City Council unanimously approved the measure this week, while finalizing new zoning regulations for...
  19. D

    420 Voter Registration, Education & Campaign Rally - April 20th 2018 in OKC OK

    What's up, My name is Dre GainezZ and I am hosting the 420 Voter Registration, Education and Campaign Rally in Oklahoma City, Ok on Friday April 20th, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Ok. Oklahoma State Question 788 to legalize medical cannabis is coming up for vote in 2018. We're getting all hand on...
  20. Ron Strider

    NV: Carson City Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Distributor Special Use Permit

    The Carson City Planning Commission approved a special use permit for a marijuana distributor to relocate its business on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2017. The special use permit will allow Paladin to relocate its marijuana distribution business to 3160 N. Deer Run Road, which is zoned general...