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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: 11 Sacramento Dispensaries Approved To Sell Recreational Marijuana

    The California Bureau of Cannabis Control worked throughout the weekend to approve pending applications for cannabis dispensaries statewide, allowing those businesses to open for legal marijuana sales on Jan. 1. As of Sunday evening, 11 Sacramento dispensaries had received this final level...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: Sacramento To Vote Tuesday On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    Tuesday the Sacramento City Council is expected to officially make Sacramento a legal place to buy and sell recreational marijuana in 2018. The city will recommend allowing some existing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational pot starting Jan. 1. Sacramento has been on this track...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Marijuana Grow House Burns On 32nd Avenue In Sacramento

    Firefighters responded to a call Wednesday morning to find a Sacramento marijuana grow house fully ablaze. Remnants of about 100 marijuana plants were found in the 7400 block of 32nd Avenue, said Chris Harvey, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman, after firefighters arrived on the scene...
  4. Ron Strider

    Bureau Of Cannabis Control To Hold Public Licensing Workshop In Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Sacramento on October 17. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Legal Marijuana Causes Warehouse Rent To Skyrocket In Sacramento

    Legal pot growers are pushing prices and rents for industrial properties to unheard-of heights in some areas of the city of Sacramento. Warehouses and light-industrial buildings are selling for twice the usual asking prices, and rents have skyrocketed to four or five times normal in the...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Sacramento Planning Crackdown On Illegal Cannabis Home Grows

    "They are truly a public nuisance," said Sacramento Fire Deputy Chief Niko King when speaking about illegal cannabis home grows. There have been 11 fires in the last year, and half of those are due to illegal marijuana home grows. "They tap into the electrical systems," said King, "they...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Sacramento Officials Target Illegal Marijuana Growers. Here's Their Plan

    The Sacramento Police Department will be cracking down on illegal marijuana growing operations by the end of the month, officials confirmed Tuesday. The SWAT team will be leading the charge, assisted by code enforcement officers and building inspectors. Assistant City Manager Arturo Sanchez...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Investors Making Plans For Sacramento's First Marijuana Warehouse

    A group of investors has purchased what they intend to be Sacramento's first marijuana warehouse. The 8,000-square-foot building is located in Midtown Sacramento and will service marijuana delivery businesses, which are still illegal in city limits. Nick Ocampo is one of the investors who...
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    CA: Looking To Work In Marijuana Regulation? The City Of Sacramento Could Be Hiring

    Sacramento officials are offering a preview of how much it will cost to regulate a locally permitted marijuana industry and just how big the pot trade may become in the capital city. A staff report prepared for next Tuesday's session of the City Council's Budget and Audit Committee estimates...
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    CA: Marijuana Is Fine For City Of Sacramento, Not County

    Sacramento Councilman Jay Schenirer's approach to recreational marijuana regulation ("Marijuana regulation is most responsible course for Sacramento," Viewpoints, Dec. 3) may be fine for the city of Sacramento, but it is infeasible for the rest of the county. Schenirer advocates strong...
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    CA: Marijuana Regulation Is Most Responsible Course For Sacramento

    California voters have spoken and with the passage of Proposition 64, adult use of marijuana is now legal in our state. Regardless of one's personal feelings about marijuana, this new reality presents both challenges and opportunities for our community. The Sacramento City Council has taken...
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    CA: Sacramento City Council Approves Hotly Debated Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

    The Sacramento City Council approved an ordinance allowing the licensed cultivation of marijuana within the city limits. The vote came late Tuesday night after much debate between both council members and local residents. The meeting was well attended, with members of the public lined up to...
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    CA: Sacramento City Council Discusses Marijuana Regulation

    Sacramento - It was a full house Tuesday night at the Sacramento City Council meeting as marijuana cultivation regulations were discussed. "Everybody going to be growing it, but regulate it," said Nathaniel Eddins, who attended Tuesday's meeting. "There's language and then there's...
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    CA: 'Marijuana Meets Silicon Valley' Comes To Sacramento

    In an anonymous industrial park in North Sacramento, the seeds for a potentially lucrative business are being planted, but you'd never know it just driving by. "We are interested in a business that is discreet," said Nasser Azimi, 57, who used to run computer systems for the state but now...
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    CA: Pot Brownies And Other Marijuana Products Could Soon Be Made In Sacramento

    Sacramento is one step closer to legalizing the manufacture of pot cookies, brownies and other goods after a proposal cleared a key City Council committee Tuesday. Under the proposal, marijuana manufacturing facilities would only exist in enclosed buildings in commercial zones and could not...
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    CA: Sacramento City Council Considers New Regulations For Marijuana

    Sacramento - The city of Sacramento continues to develop a framework for regulating and licensing marijuana - a constant challenge for medicinal marijuana, now with greater implications for recreational use as well. Sacramento City Council is meeting this week and next to discuss and...
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    CA: Marijuana Vote Unlikely At Sacramento City Council Meeting

    Sacramento - The Sacramento City Council may delay a decision on additions to the city's marijuana ordinance. The vote was originally scheduled for Tuesday night's City Council meeting, but sources have told CBS13 the vote will likely be put off while the details are sorted out. The city...
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    CA: Sacramento Prepares For Legal Recreational Marijuana

    Sacramento - There are a lot of questions surrounding how the legalization of recreational marijuana will play out in California after voters approved Proposition 64. At dispensaries across Sacramento, the phones were ringing off the hook. "We're a medical cannabis shop, and we've had a...
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    California, Its Quest To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    California's state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $4.2-B in business if it becomes a hub for a legalized marijuana industry, a study released Monday showed. The report from the University of the Pacific in Stockton was commissioned by the cannabis investment company Truth...
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    California's Capital Could 'Be To Cannabis What Detroit Is To Automobiles'

    Sacramento - California's state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $4.2 billion in business if it becomes a hub for a legalized marijuana industry, a study released on Monday showed, weeks before voters decide whether to allow recreational use of the drug. The report from the...