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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Oakland Reviewing 255 Permit Applications To Cultivate, Deliver Cannabis

    Oakland officials are reviewing 255 applications from individuals seeking special business permits to cultivate, sell, distribute and transport marijuana legally under the state cannabis laws that take effect Jan. 1. The largest number of the applications, 78, are from individuals who want...
  2. Ron Strider

    Oakland Gives Weed Convicts Opportunity To Open Marijuana Businesses As Reparations

    Convicted weed felons are getting a fresh start. As reparations for the war on drugs, a number of felons who were imprisoned for charges pertaining to marijuana will reportedly have the opportunity to open legal weed businesses in the Oakland area, the National Post reports. The Oakland city...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Oakland Begins Foray Into Equalizing Cannabis Industry

    Oakland's attempt to fix racial inequality in the cannabis industry by giving permits to ex-convicts to sell, grow or transport the drug for which they were once criminalized is off to a surprisingly good start by most accounts. The city has received 72 applications for pot business permits...
  4. Ron Strider

    Oakland Strives To Rejuvenate Economically By Becoming California's Cannabis Capital

    The birthplace of the Black Panther Party in 1966, today's Oakland is home to another disruptive movement: cannabis. Some call Oakland the cannabis capital of California. Can it sustain that designation against Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco? And, is it a designation the population...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Oakland Rolls Out New Medical Marijuana Permitting Process

    The City of Oakland this week debuted a new process for issuing permits for people interested in becoming medical cannabis entrepreneurs. It's a bid to close the racial disparity gap it found in the industry during an analysis by the city's Department of Race and Equity earlier this year...
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    CA: Oakland's Revised Pot Laws Add Residency Requirement

    Anyone who owns and operates a pot business in Oakland will have to live in the city, Oakland's lawmakers have decided. That's bad news for established businesses like Dark Heart Nursery, run by a San Leandro resident who's worked in the city for more than a decade and whose family has lived...
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    ME: Oakland Council Votes To Ban Marijuana Stores, Social Clubs

    Oakland – Oakland has become one of the first communities in Maine to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the retail sale of marijuana and the establishment of marijuana social clubs. The 5-0 Town Council vote Wednesday does not prohibit the legal use and cultivation of marijuana as approved by...
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    CA: Oakland Cannabis Community Team Up To Aid Fire Tragedy Victims

    As the Oakland art community remains devastated by the events of the recent Ghost Ship warehouse fire, the city's cannabis community is banding together to provide some relief to the victims affected. Several Bay Area cannabis companies are helping out by donating to the Oakland A's community...
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    ME: Oakland's Lack Of Zoning Complicates Push For Marijuana Restrictions

    Oakland - The Town Council discussed what to do regarding the recent vote on Nov. 8 to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Maine at its meeting Tuesday evening. Locally, the majority of residents in Oakland voted no on Question 1, 1,914-1,620. The referendum makes it legal for...
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    Maine Town Mulls 'Dry Town' Designation To Block Marijuana Sales

    Oakland, Maine - Oakland is considering becoming a "dry town" to block marijuana retail stores and social clubs. Unofficial results from the Maine secretary of state's office indicate the state referendum legalizing pot for people 21 or older narrowly passed. The vote is being recounted...
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    Oakland, CA: Grassroots Cannabis Conference

    When: November 19, 9 AM - 6 PM Where: Humanist Hall 390 27th St. Downtown Oakland Contact: (707) 223-4367 This two-day conference on California Cannabis Compliance will provide you with the essential information you need to understand the compliance process and learn how to successfully...
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    CA: Oakland Pot Nursery May Be Moving On

    If cannabis growers in Northern California - and beyond - want consistent, high-performance yields with the finest genetic pedigree, there's really only one place to go: Oakland. Dark Heart Nursery has been cultivating cannabis clones, the starter plants and strains with names like Girl Scout...
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    CA: Oakland-Owned Public Bank Would Serve Cannabis Industry

    Oakland, Calif. - The city of Oakland has taken the first step toward opening its own public bank, a step that could allow cannabis businesses to access the same kinds of banking tools available to other small businesses. As it stands right now the cannabis industry has very little access to...
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    Oakland, Macomb Counties Among Few To Get Grants For Medical Marijuana Enforcement

    Detroit - Michigan sheriffs are paying for overtime and buying vests, guns, Tasers and vehicles with a little-known pot of state money that was set aside for medical marijuana enforcement. They're also leaving a lot of cash on the table, as only 18 of 83 counties this year applied for a slice...
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    Oakland, Macomb Counties Among Few To Get Grants For Medical Marijuana Enforcement

    Detroit - Michigan sheriffs are paying for overtime and buying vests, guns, Tasers and vehicles with a little-known pot of state money that was set aside for medical marijuana enforcement. They're also leaving a lot of cash on the table, as only 18 of 83 counties this year applied for a slice...
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    CA: Op-Ed - Cannabis And Equity In Oakland

    It is no secret that the war on drugs became a war on Black and Brown people and disproportionately filled prisons to bursting with Black men. It's also not a secret that Prop 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use, signals the starting line for the official rush for the gold represented...
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    CA: Oakland City Council Unanimously Supports Prop 64, Marijuana Legalization

    Oakland - Oakland's City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday in support of Proposition 64, the statewide marijuana legalization initiative. Proposition 64 would allow adults over 21 to legally grow, possess and use marijuana for recreational use, and allow the state to regulate...
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    CA: City Of Oakland Considers Ways To Share In Pot Profits

    In California, the city of Oakland was the first to regulate and tax medical marijuana dispensaries. Now, some city leaders see the industry's profits and are proposing to take a bigger piece of the action. The Oakland City Council is voting later this month on a pot profit-taking plan...
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    CA: Pot Entrepreneurs Get Business Advice In Oakland

    Business experts shared investment advice with a crowd of mostly African American cannabis entrepreneurs Monday at a conference in Oakland set up to help people of color succeed as state law forces California's multibillion-dollar industry above ground. The conference's organizers - former...
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    CA: Oakland Cannabis Proposal To Fund Social Services Deadlocks In Council

    Public Safety Committee officials on Tuesday deadlocked on a proposal by council members Desley Brooks, Noel Gallo and Larry Reid that would require all pot businesses in Oakland to share their earnings with the city to help fund its social services. The plan would make cannabis businesses...