Could marijuana dispensaries be coming to Redondo Beach? – Beach Reporter

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Redondo Beach may relax its rules against marijuana dispensaries and growing cannabis for personal use under a proposed new ordinance being recommended by the Planning Commission. On Thursday, commissioners voted 3-1-1 in favor of extending a temporary ban on commercial dispensaries until the state drafts new rules for recreational pot shops expected to hit the streets in January. That’s when …

Could marijuana dispensaries be coming to Redondo Beach … – Beach Reporter

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Redondo Beach may relax its rules against marijuana dispensaries and growing cannabis for personal use under a proposed new ordinance being recommended by the Planning Commission. On Thursday, commissioners voted 3-1-1 in favor of extending a temporary ban on commercial dispensaries until the state drafts new rules for recreational pot shops expected to hit the streets in January. That’s when …

Santa Rosa's Peace in Medicine merging with SPARC | The Press … – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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One of Sonoma County’s most recognized marijuana dispensaries is merging with a large San Francisco cannabis collective.Peace in Medicine is integrating with its longtime partner SPARC, the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center, a Mission Street dispensary that sells and provides about $10 million in cannabis products each year to its members. There are 12,000 active Peace in Medicine members, …

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt – now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry – Business Insider

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Adelanto, California. Damian Dovarganes/AP Adelanto, California, is what’s known as a “drive-through town.” It’s a dusty plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and dilapidated factories. Few outsiders stay long. Now, the sleepy city in San Bernardino County wants to establish itself as a hotbed for large-scale cultivation and innovation in weed. There are 360 acres zoned for growing medical …

Cannabis Convictions Go up in Smoke With California Legalization – Leafly

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life. So when an opportunity arose to reduce his record to a misdemeanor under the voter-approved law that …

Behind the Smoke – Daily Bruin

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Stirring the Pot Rodrigo Aranda was cleaning out the trash in his car when he found the bag of marijuana. Aranda had always refrained from doing drugs, even though his friends did, because he had been too busy with schoolwork. However, he was going through a tough breakup the summer after his senior year of high school and did not …

Thousands arrested for weed in California before legalization applying to have sentences, convictions reduced – The Cannabist

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Published: May 22, 2017, 8:07 am • Updated: May 22, 2017, 8:09 am By Brian Melley, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on …

Thousands arrested for weed before California legalization apply to have sentences, convictions reduced – The Cannabist

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Published: May 22, 2017, 8:07 am • Updated: May 22, 2017, 8:29 am By Brian Melley, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on …

Essential California: Can the high desert become the Silicon Valley of pot? – Los Angeles Times

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Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, May 22, and here’s what’s happening across California:TOP STORIES Boom or bust?People with money — and little experience growing cannabis — see the high desert town of Adelanto as a place to cash in on large-scale marijuana cultivation. Can it become the “Silicon Valley of medical marijuana”? Los Angeles …

Adelanto wants to be the 'Silicon Valley of medical marijuana' – Los Angeles Times

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In a plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and aging factories, developer James Previti — in a suit coat and Louis Vuitton shades — watches as construction workers build the roof of a concrete building that from afar looks like a future Costco.Previti has spent years developing homes around the Inland Empire. But this is something new for him: …

Adelanto wants to be the 'Silicon Valley of medical marijuana' – LA … – Los Angeles Times

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In a plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and aging factories, developer James Previti — in a suit coat and Louis Vuitton shades — watches as construction workers build the roof of a concrete building that from afar looks like a future Costco.Previti has spent years developing homes around the Inland Empire. But this is something new for him: …

California lawmakers seek to ban marijuana oil processing labs from … – Los Angeles Times

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California lawmakers seek to ban marijuana oil processing labs from neighborhoods – Los Angeles Times

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Council passes ordinance that allows city to shut off water and power to illegal marijuana dispensaries – Pasadena Weekly

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Frustrated by businesses violating an ordinance banning the sale of marijuana, the City Council Monday approved a new law that allows the city to cut off utilities to businesses operating without permits. In November, state voters approved Proposition 64, which allows for the recreational use of marijuana and its sale for those purposes to people 21 and older. The new …