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  1. Ron Strider

    NJ: Weed Ban Coming To Seaside Heights, Other Shore Towns

    Ocean County is quickly becoming New Jersey's biggest holdout in the legalization of marijuana. Berkeley Township council members on Monday introduced an ordinance that would prohibit any business that sells marijuana — medicinal or recreational — or weed paraphernalia. The 56-square-mile...
  2. Ron Strider

    MI: Portage Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance Aired At Thursday Hearing

    Portage's proposed medical marijuana ordinance dealing with zoning standards will get its first public hearing Thursday at the Portage Planning Commission. The 7 p.m. hearing at Portage City Hall will detail and take public comments on the 11-page zoning ordinance proposal dealing with five...
  3. Ron Strider

    MI: Madison Board Adopts Medical Marijuana Facilities Zoning

    Madison Township now has a zoning classification for placing medical marijuana facilities. It also is starting to define how those facilities will be regulated. At a special meeting Friday, the Madison Township Board voted 6-1 to approve a medical marijuana facilities overlay district for its...
  4. ConstantGreen

    What determines a homegrow's jurisdiction?

    It seems for the most part that federal laws yield to state laws when it comes to cannabis. How does it work on the local level? Say a city has passed an ordinance that says possessing small amounts of cannabis in a private residence, whether growing or not, is not a crime. Yet the state is...
  5. Ron Strider

    Lone Southwest Michigan Marijuana Testing Lab Allowed To Stay Open

    The only medical marijuana safety compliance facility in Southwest Michigan will be allowed to stay open while it seeks a state license. Kalamazoo's City Commission has yet to consider an ordinance allowing five types medical marijuana facilities legalized by the state. Monday, it passed an...
  6. Ron Strider

    PA: A Review Of Marijuana Decriminalization In Harrisburg

    Arrests resulting in a misdemeanor charge for the possession of a small amount of marijuana have dropped significantly in Harrisburg since the city's decriminalization ordinance went into effect. However, the lowered penalty may have resulted in more people being penalized, according to an...
  7. Ron Strider

    PA: Could Easton Be The Next City To Decriminalize Marijuana

    Easton City Council is taking the first steps in exploring whether to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. City officials will research an ordinance that would make possession of less than 30 grams a summary offense — akin to a parking ticket — rather than a...
  8. 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...
  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

    ME: Old Orchard Beach Considers Retail Marijuana Ban

    Old Orchard Beach residents can voice their opinion on Dec.19 on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit retail marijuana establishments in town. The Town Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The proposed ordinance would prohibit retail...
  11. Ron Strider

    MI: Kalamazoo Medical Marijuana Decision Won't Come Until 2018

    City Attorney Clyde Robinson is working on an ordinance that would allow medical marijuana facilities to open, but it probably won't be ready for a vote until the first months of 2018. Kalamazoo postponed a decision on how it plans to react to new state laws governing medical marijuana...
  12. 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...
  13. Ron Strider

    MA: Easthampton Planning Board To Wrap Up Recreational Marijuana Zoning Discussion

    The Planning Board hopes to wrap up its discussion and debate on zoning for recreational marijuana Tuesday night, and send its final proposal to the City Council. The board has been discussing how best to accommodate and regulate marijuana businesses for months, following Massachusetts'...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: SLO County Adopts New Marijuana Rules: No Shops, No Outdoor Personal Plants

    It's official: Residents in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County won't find marijuana stores in their communities, won't be able to grow plants for personal use outside, and likely won't see many licensed cannabis farms. Those are just some of the expected effects of the 52 pages of...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: Lompoc Residents Aim To Put Brakes On Cannabis Ordinance, Others To Oust Mayor

    As the city of Lompoc moves toward full implementation of its recently approved cannabis ordinance, there is a faction of residents within the city working to put the fate of the new law into the hands of the voters, while a separate group is looking to potentially force out the city's top...
  16. 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...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: County Approves Delivery-Only Medical Cannabis Ordinance

    After almost three years of attempting to bring medical marijuana to unincorporated Marin, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that will allow for medical cannabis delivery-only retailers in a unanimous vote on Tuesday. At the same hearing, the board also repealed a previous...
  18. Ron Strider

    CA: San Jose Passes Ordinance Allowing Recreational Marijuana Sales In 2018

    The San Jose City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that will allow 16 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city to sell marijuana for recreational purposes to adults 21 and older starting on Jan. 1, 2018. The ordinance only allows recreational marijuana sales in the city for...
  19. Ron Strider

    CA: Colton Group Petitioning For Citizen-Backed Marijuana Initiative On 2018 Ballot

    A citizens committee in Colton has launched an initiative to regulate and tax local cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution in order to generate millions of dollars in revenue for law enforcement, schools and public safety programs. The Committee for Safer Neighborhoods and...
  20. Ron Strider

    OR: Bandon Approves Recreational Marijuana Ordinance

    The Bandon City Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance regarding the siting of recreational marijuana facilities within the light industrial and general commercial zones inside city limits. A public hearing on the issue was held Monday night. The city already has an ordinance on the...