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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Golden Gate Bridge District Bans Cannabis Ads On Buses, Ferries

    The Golden Gate Bridge's governing authority has banned cannabis ads on transportation property just weeks ahead of California's legalization of recreational sales beginning Jan. 1. That means the agency's ferries criss-crossing the San Francisco Bay, transbay buses traversing the bridge...
  2. Ron Strider

    MD: Medical Cannabis Flies Off The Shelves As Dispensaries Open In Montgomery County

    Within its first 15 hours of selling medical cannabis, Potomac Holistics was already completely out of marijuana buds, owner William Askinazi said Monday. "We had lines out the door and down the hallways," Askinazi said of Friday's opening. After running out of the marijuana buds, the...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Long Beach Council Takes Step Toward Recreational Marijuana Sales

    A divided City Council asked the city attorney Tuesday to prepare an ordinance allowing the sale of marijuana for adult recreational use in Long Beach – six or seven months from now. California voters approved use of marijuana recreationally last November, and state regulations go into effect...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Planning Commission Gears Up For Cannabis

    The Plumas County Planning Commission is gearing up to receive the controversial draft Cannabis Ordinance produced by the Cannabis Working Group. County Planning Director Randy Wilson stated at the Nov. 2 planning commission meeting that the cannabis working group is getting close to...
  5. 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...
  6. Ron Strider

    Once Concerned Of Cannabis Influence, Adelanto School District Drops No-Donation Rule

    The school district here has reversed a year-old resolution to not accept donations from the city, previously afraid it might inadvertently embrace gifts that were tied to the commercial cannabis industry. “The conversation at the time was significantly different,” said Debra Jones, an Adelanto...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Supervisors Reject Sunset District Medical Cannabis Dispensary

    Plans to move forward with Apothecarium's Sunset District location at 2505 Noriega St. (at 32nd Avenue) are dead in the water after the Board of Supervisors upheld an appeal filed against the business. Supervisors voted 9-2 yesterday to quash the project after the medical cannabis dispensary...
  8. Ron Strider

    DC: Giving The Gift Of Green In The 'District Of Cannabis'

    It's hard to justify $45 for an ordinary black cotton T-shirt, but the customer at a store in Washington D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does so without question. The clerk grabs a clear plastic box containing about one gram of marijuana and drops it into the bag, reciting a practiced line...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Group Works On New Draft Ordinance

    The members of the Cannabis Working Group met in front of a full room at the group's special meeting Sept. 14 in the Board of Supervisors' room in the courthouse in Quincy. The CWG and droves of community members flipped through a new draft ordinance and reviewed the changes. Who is on the...
  10. Ron Strider

    Charges Dropped Against Marijuana Activist Who Gave Out Joints In Front Of Capitol

    On April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction. Only two of those arrested were charged with a crime, and on Monday, the U.S. attorney's office said it...
  11. Ron Strider

    PA: Politicians Line Up Against Proposed Philly Marijuana Dispensary

    Political opposition could derail a medical marijuana dispensary slated to open early next year in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy neighborhood. A zoning hearing is set for Tuesday morning that could force East Mount Airy's TerraVida Holistic Centers dispensary to fold before it opens. In...
  12. Ron Strider

    FL: Students Allowed To Use Medical Marijuana In School

    This school year, children who are prescribed medical marijuana will be allowed to use the drug in school. "They should treat it like the medication that it is," Ava Pence said. Pence's daughter Meredith suffers from epilepsy. She gives her daughter medicinal marijuana in the form of an...
  13. Ron Strider

    In Politically Charged D.C., Cannabis Is A Cottage Industry

    Stuck between Congress and voters' will, residents of this politically charged town are becoming urban gardeners, turning closets and living rooms into tiny cannabis farms while politicians dither over whether it ever will be legal to sell marijuana in the nation’s capital. They’re also...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: A Move To Ban All New Medical Cannabis Outlets In SF

    San Francisco planners, with very little public discussion, are moving to ban all new medical marijuana outlets in the city until new policies are in place for recreational use. The Planning Commission July 20 passed a recommendation for a moratorium of up to two years on new dispensaries...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: SF May Stunt Growth Of Cannabis Industry Ahead Of Legalization

    San Francisco may ban new medical marijuana dispensaries in one working-class neighborhood or adopt a citywide moratorium on all new ones, just months before legal sales of recreational marijuana will begin. Supervisor Ahsha Safai introduced on May 2 legislation effectively banning medical...
  16. Ron Strider

    CA: County's Cannabis Regs Move To Planning Commission

    The future landscape of the marijuana industry in San Luis Obispo County is still very much up in the air. Core regulatory questions are not yet settled, despite a third discussion at a Board of Supervisors meeting on June 20 about the latest draft of the cannabis ordinance. Lingering...
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    TX: Harris County District Attorney Defends New Marijuana Policy

    District Attorney Kim Ogg says Harris County is spending $26 million a year on misdemeanor marijuana cases and it's not making things any safer. "We know that our constituents want public safety to be our number one concern," says Ogg. "And they just don't believe that people in possession of...
  18. K

    Can Colorado Springs Get A Cannabis-Friendly City Council?

    So, typically this space is filled with words about reality, but this week, it's filled with a daydream: Could Colorado Springs ever be a city that's friendly to recreational marijuana? Recall that a majority of city voters (54.7 percent) approved Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana for...
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    Boulder County District Attorney Named To Trump Marijuana Advisory Group

    Boulder, Colo. – Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett was been chosen for a group that will advise the Trump administration on marijuana policies. Garnett will be part of the National District Attorney's Association. It will include 14 district attorneys from across the country who...
  20. K

    MD: Six Applicants Pre-Approved For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Harford-Area

    Six applicants have been pre-approved to possibly open medical marijuana dispensaries in the Harford County area, part of a group of 102 applicants pre-approved across the state late last week Whether all six would actually open dispensaries within the county isn't determinable at this point...