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  1. 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...
  2. Ron Strider

    How Many California Jurisdictions Will Allow Commercial Cannabis Come January First

    There are fewer than 10 days to go before California launches its legal marketplace for the retail sale of recreational marijuana. How smoothly that transition goes will depend on how many cities and counties opt in to allow commercial cannabis business in their jurisdictions. At this...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Comparison Of Two Cannabis Drafts To Head To Planning Committee

    Two very different draft commercial cannabis ordinances will be making their way to the Plumas County Planning Commission after Jan. 1. After a decision by the Board of Supervisors to send all draft cannabis ordinances to the commission, it will be up to the commission which one will go on to...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Cities Have Until End Of Month To Pass Cannabis Ordinances

    Cities across California have Dec. 31 deadlines to decide how they will deal with commercial cannabis before Proposition 64-authorized legalization kicks in next year. As of Jan. 1, the state will begin issuing permits for many activities related to medical and recreational marijuana...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Petition Drive Seeks Public Vote On Shasta County's Commercial Marijuana Ban

    Let the voters decide. That's what Patrick Gorman of Palo Cedro says about the Shasta County Board of Supervisors' prohibition of commercial cannabis sales when recreational pot becomes legal throughout California on Jan. 1 and also of the county's previously existing ban on medicinal marijuana...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Officials Move To Ban Marijuana Sales, Cultivation In Parts Of Orange County

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors granted preliminary approval on Tuesday to a measure that would ban the commercial cultivation and sales of marijuana products in unincorporated areas of the county. Both recreational and medicinal distribution would be affected under the ordinance...
  7. Ron Strider

    The Other Side: California Cities, War On Marijuana Is Over

    Do you know who Hiro Onoda was? He was an infantryman in the Japanese Imperial Army, who was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines in 1944 with orders to never surrender. Hiding in the hills with three other men, they found leaflets in October 1945 telling them the war had ended in August...
  8. Ron Strider

    Technology For Commercial Greenhouse Cannabis Growers: A Growing Space

    Things are evolving quickly for commercial greenhouse cannabis growers (among others doing business in this industry). For many years, this space was stagnant. However, as of late, things are picking up and the industry is changing for the better. A Closer Look at Technology From the...
  9. 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...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: Carlsbad Prohibits Commercial Selling, Growing Of Marijuana

    City officials in Carlsbad voted 4-1 Tuesday to prohibit commercial marijuana activity including pot shops. The proposed ordinance would have changed the language in the Carlsbad Municipal Code to ban commercial outdoor cannabis growing as well. The new city ordinance matches state law...
  11. Ron Strider

    CA: City Council To Discuss Commercial Cannabis Ordinance Wednesday

    The Bakersfield City Council will discuss the first reading of the commercial cannabis ordinance during the Wednesday night meeting. Over the last several years, California has seen a move towards legalizing the sale of adult-use cannabis throughout the State through the adoption of the...
  12. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Ordinance Takes A Big Step Forward In Cloverdale

    They covered a lot of ground at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Cloverdale City Council, but the most significant moment was when the council voted unanimously for the long awaited cannabis ordinance to take a big step forward into the final phase. Citing business and property interests...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: Half Moon Bay Considers Expanding Pot Rules

    As summer draws to an end and the clock ticks toward a new year, cities across California are hustling to outline regulations on marijuana as the state is expected to start issuing commercial licenses in 2018. Across San Mateo County, the coastside is becoming one of the more welcoming...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Proposal Would Allow Marijuana Sales In Pleasant Hill

    The cannabis industry may secure a key endorsement Tuesday when the Planning Commission considers a draft ordinance that would allow retail sales of medical and recreational marijuana. Under the proposed measure, pot shops could operate in retail business districts in Pleasant Hill with a...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: San Joaquin County To Allow Commercial Cultivation Of Cannabis

    San Joaquin County plans to allow commercial cultivation of cannabis and dispensaries. The Board split 3-2 in the vote on the controversial issue. The hearing included a report from the staff, public comment, and after five hours the vote finally came. Dozens of people spoke both for and...
  16. Ron Strider

    CA: County Considers Next Steps On Commercial Medical Cannabis Operations

    Will Yolo County supervisors lay out the welcome mat for businesses that want to grow medical cannabis on the county's rich agricultural land or will they shut the door altogether? Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting may provide answers when the board is scheduled to receive a staff update...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Rancho Cordova Exploring Pros And Cons Of Commercial Cannabis

    Rancho Cordova is exploring the potential positives and pitfalls of what a regulated commercial cannabis industry could mean for the city – but don't expect city officials to welcome marijuana-related businesses just yet. Last week, city staff held an information-only workshop with the Rancho...
  18. Ron Strider

    CA: LA Releases Proposed Rules For Marijuana Legalization, Dispensary Locations

    Los Angeles officials are releasing proposed regulations for governing the emerging commercial marijuana industry in the city. The release Thursday sets in motion a 60-day public comment period prior to further action by the City Council. Councilmember Paul Koretz says release of the draft...
  19. Ron Strider

    CA: City Of Albany Expands Ban On Marijuana Businesses, Outdoor Growing

    The Albany City Council voted unanimously last night to add commercial recreational businesses and general outdoor cultivation – whether commercial or personal – to the city's list of prohibited activities related to marijuana. Medical marijuana dispensaries and commercial cultivation sites...
  20. K

    CA: Ahead Of Vote, Clamor Continues Over Calaveras Commercial Cannabis

    San Andreas, CA -— The clamoring continues to rise as Calaveras activists on both sides of the county's proposed Measure B commercial cannabis ban argue for and against a local industry of reputed economic promise fraught with enforcement and neighbor issues. With only seven weeks before the...