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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: La Habra City Council To Consider Allowing Cannabis Distribution Facilities

    The City Council will get a report from city staffers on Monday, Dec. 18, detailing research about allowing commercial cannabis distribution facilities in La Habra, potentially paving the way for an ordinance to go before the Planning Commission early next year. In October, the council placed...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Cotati City Council Approves Recreational Cannabis Sales By Its Sole Dispensary

    Cotati on Tuesday became the first city in Sonoma County to allow sales of recreational cannabis to adults in 2018. The City Council voted 5-0 to allow the city's sole dispensary, Mercy Wellness, to sell non-medical marijuana to adults 21 and older starting Jan. 2. Voters in November 2016...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: City Of Fresno Proposes New Marijuana Ordinance

    Proposition 64 takes effect in California in January and this week the Fresno City Council will consider a new push to approve marijuana-related businesses. The city council has already voted to ban recreational marijuana sales but on Thursday they will discuss a new ordinance which would...
  6. Ron Strider

    MI: Portage Allows Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Will Pursue Ordinance

    Portage's only medical marijuana dispensary will be allowed to stay in business and the city intends to pursue an ordinance on local control of medical marijuana facilities. Both actions came at a special meeting of the Portage City Council Tuesday night when the council voted 5-2 on an...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis On South Lake Tahoe City Council Agenda

    South Lake Tahoe City Council will vote on a temporary urgency ordinance banning recreational cannabis retail sales, cultivation, edible production and testing for at least 45 days. At the end of this period, council could vote again to extend the temporary ban another 10 months and 15 days...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Should Modesto Allow Marijuana Dispensaries Downtown

    Modesto is considering allowing as many as 10 dispensaries – including up to three in downtown – as it moves to regulate commercial marijuana. The City Council on Tuesday is expected to discuss and approve regulations governing commercial activities, including cultivation, manufacturing...
  9. 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...
  10. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Operations Division, Permit Fees Established

    The city of Hanford will soon have its own division centered around cannabis operations, with its own high-level management position. Cannabis operations division On Tuesday, Council discussed annual fees for commercial medical cannabis business permits and establishing a cannabis...
  11. Ron Strider

    MI: Portage Sets Dec. 12 Special Meeting On Medical Marijuana

    The Portage City Council will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, to consider an emergency ordinance to allow a medical marijuana dispensary to continue to operate. Along with deciding if Lake Effect should stay in business while it pursues a state license, the council will...
  12. Ron Strider

    CA: No Mellowing Out In Bid For Last Stockton Cannabis Permit

    City staff is recommending the council approve what would be the fourth and final conditional use permit for establishing a medical cannabis dispensary in Stockton, at Hammer Lane and Holman Road. But a competing cannabis dispenser has filed suit in San Joaquin County Superior Court seeking a...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: Sebastopol City Council To Decide Recreational Retail Cannabis By January

    Sebastopol could become the first place in Sonoma County to establish local rules governing the recreational cannabis trade, allowing adults without prescriptions to buy marijuana by next year. City Council members Tuesday will consider putting draft rules for the non-medical marketplace on a...
  14. Ron Strider

    MI: Portage To Pursue Medical Marijuana Ordinances

    Portage intends to pursue medical marijuana ordinances involving facilities and zoning, with the specifics to be known by the end of December. At a more than three-hour special committee of the whole meeting Thursday, the Portage City Council viewed proposed ordinance amendment options and...
  15. Ron Strider

    OH: Rossford OKs Medical Marijuana

    Rossford City Council voted 5-1 Monday night to become the latest northwest Ohio city to legalize the growing and selling of medical marijuana. Any facility wishing to open would need council to approve an application. Council could then place certain restrictions on the business. "As part...
  16. Ron Strider

    OH: Who Will Allow Medical Marijuana? These Communities Have Taken A Stand

    Ohio has received 370 applications for license to dispense medical marijuana, including dozens in the Dayton area. The state's list will be narrowed to 60 and 15 will be licensed for southwest Ohio The next step will be to narrow the list to the 60 that will be licensed to sell medical...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Arvin, Taft Vote On Marijuana Regulations With Different Outcomes

    Two Kern County cities took on marijuana regulation Tuesday night, each with a different outcome. Arvin could soon see new revenue next year after approving the cultivation of marijuana within city limits. Arvin City Council voted Tuesday night to pass the ordinance unanimously. The...
  18. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Rules Formally Adopted For City Of Alameda

    The City Council has taken the final step in laying out rules for cannabis use in town, including prohibiting marijuana businesses from being within 1,000 feet of a school or recreational center. The final passage of the ordinance that changes the city's municipal code – which comes as...
  19. Ron Strider

    Braintree Mayor Wants A Year's Ban On Marijuana Production Facilities

    Mayor Joseph Sullivan favors a ban on retail establishments for recreational marijuana but wants the town to wait a year before deciding on production facilities. Sullivan had submitted a proposal to the town council last month which would ban retail sales and production of recreational...
  20. Ron Strider

    CA: Anderson City Council Votes To Extend Marijuana Ordinance

    By unanimous vote, the Anderson City Council extended their existing moratorium on the business of non-medical marijuana business within city limits. Citing the need to better understand the legal ramifications of California municipalities allowing legal recreational marijuana, the council...