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  1. Ron Strider

    Canada: Strathcona County Addresses Cannabis Production Facilities, Amend Land-Use

    As the federal government holds to its July 1, 2018 date to legalize recreational marijuana, municipalities across the country are grappling with the ripple effects of that change. In Alberta, Strathcona County has been fielding applications for cannabis-related businesses, including production...
  2. Ron Strider

    WA: Clark County Council Revisits Ban On Cannabis Shops

    Despite being legal in Oregon and Washington, cannabis businesses in unincorporated Clark County are banned. During a workshop session on Wednesday, the Clark County Council took the first step toward revisiting the issue. The ban has been in place since 2014 and has kept the cannabis...
  3. Ron Strider

    IL: Question About Legalizing Marijuana Could Go On Cook County Ballots

    Cook County commissioners on Wednesday will decide whether to put on the ballot a question asking voters if recreational marijuana use by people 21 and older should be legalized. The referendum is advisory only, so weed would not become legal if the question is approved in the March 20...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: County Warns Of Pesticide Used On Cannabis

    James E. Smith, Siskiyou County Agriculture Commissioner, and Rick Dean, Siskiyou County deputy director of Environmental Health, would like to inform and warn local cannabis consumers of the dangers of using product that comes from an unknown source. The Siskiyou County Department of...
  5. Ron Strider

    As California Embraces Legal Marijuana, Many Cities And Counties Say 'No'

    It's mid-morning at the headquarters of a medical marijuana delivery service in south Orange County, and employees are gearing up for orders to start flowing in. A skinny, clean-cut Millennial named Ben packs a smell-proof duffle bag with plastic medicine vials full of dried marijuana buds...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: County Cannabis License Option No Guarantee For Growers

    While Santa Cruz County planners sort through the more than 200 last-minute responses to the proposed cannabis environmental impact report, plans are in the works to allow qualified growers temporary permits. State voters last year approved Proposition 64 that legalizes recreational use of...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: San Joaquin County Considers Rules For Personal Cannabis Cultivation

    With the Adult Use of Marijuana Act set to take effect on Jan. 1, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is considering imposing regulations on adults wishing to grow up to six cannabis plants within the county. During Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Deputy County Counsel Zoey...
  8. Ron Strider

    FL: St. Lucie County Updating Medical-Marijuana Dispensaries Rules To Meet State Law

    New regulations for medical-marijuana dispensaries are up for a County Commission vote during a final public hearing Dec. 19. Commissioners held a first hearing Tuesday on updated medical-marijuana dispensary rules that would follow state law, allowing them wherever pharmacies are permitted...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: Sonoma County OKs First Cannabis Farm

    Sonoma County has officially opened the door to the newly regulated cannabis industry, starting with a Sebastopol-area farm run by a married couple who has been producing marijuana and low-dose tinctures for nearly a decade. The Fiddler's Greens farm, founded by Shannon and Cameron Hattan...
  10. Ron Strider

    Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open In Maryland

    Medical marijuana is now being sold in Maryland after two dispensaries -- one in Montgomery County and another in Allegany County -- opened for business. The two stores opened Friday after five years of bureaucracy and delays. Finishing touches are being put on a dispensary in Pikesville...
  11. Ron Strider

    CA: Hemp Farmers Lose In Federal Court

    A federal judge has rejected a Southern California cannabis company's request to resume growing hemp for "research" purposes in the Delta. Cannabis Science Inc., along with the Winnemucca Shoshoni tribe of Native Americans and a business calling itself "American States University," asked the...
  12. Ron Strider

    CA: On Which Side Of Cannabis Fairness Act Will Players Line Up

    Although Californians recently voted to legalize mixing marijuana in with your breakfast cereal if you so desire, our esteemed local leaders aren't sure what to do with this latest expression of the will of the people. Not being a user myself and hoping that my kids never become users either...
  13. Ron Strider

    CA: Local Group Challenges Tehama County Cannabis Laws

    A group of Tehama County residents is taking steps to try and change existing cannabis laws which they say are too restrictive. Several members of the group Cannabis Research Committee (CRC) turned in a proposal to the Tehama County planning commission Friday in hopes of having it officially...
  14. Ron Strider

    OH: 2nd Round Of Cultivation Licenses Includes At Least One In Cuyahoga County

    The state announced the recipients of its 12 Level I medical marijuana cultivation licenses. These companies will be permitted to operated cannabis grow ops of up to 25,000 square feet. Cuyahoga County will have at least one cultivator located within its bounds: Parma Wellness Center LLC...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: Marin Belies Laid-Back Image, Looks Down Its Nose At Pot Stores

    There was a time when Marin County was a capital of cannabis hipsterism, a New Age outpost of ganja in a weed-hostile world, but when recreational sales of marijuana become legal Jan. 1, the county that rarely abstains will be sitting out. County officials recently rejected all 10...
  16. Ron Strider

    Rural California Struggles With Pot Grows As Legalization Looms

    The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes. "I could do this every day if I had the personnel," Calaveras...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: County Officials, Possible VHR, Cannabis Measures On Ballot This June

    This June, South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County residents will vote on a number of county and state representatives – and those in the city may have two extra questions on the ballot: one on vacation home rentals and the other on cannabis. Two notices of intent to circulate petition were...
  18. Ron Strider

    California Grapples With Booming Marijuana Industry As Millions Of Dollars Flood In

    The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes. 'I could do this every day if I had the personnel,' Calaveras...
  19. Ron Strider

    OH: Three Apply For License To Sell Medical Marijuana In Sandusky County

    Three companies applied to sell medical marijuana in Sandusky County by Friday's statewide application deadline, the state's Pharmacy Board announced Monday. There were 370 permit applications filed for medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Ohio. The three Sandusky County applicants were...
  20. 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...