California Today: Rep. Adam B. Schiff on Impeachment Talk and More – New York Times

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May 23, 2017Mike McPhateCALIFORNIA TODAYGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Representative Adam B. Schiff is having a moment.A 16-year veteran of the House from Burbank, Mr. Schiff got the star treatment at California’s Democratic convention last weekend. According to Politico, he was mobbed by fans wanting selfies or simply to say “thank you.”The adulation stems from …

Some California marijuana convictions being reduced or expunged – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsSome California marijuana convictions being reduced or expungedKSBY San Luis Obispo NewsThe landslide got worse over the weekend in Big Sur. (Screengrab from aerial footage shot by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office). Highway 1 is closed south of Big Sur State Park in Monterey County after a landslide decimated the road. Highway …

Some California marijuana convictions being reduced or expunged … – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

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The California Highway Patrol says the life of a driver who crashed on Los Osos Valley Road Tuesday morning was saved because he was wearing a seat belt. The California Highway Patrol says the life of a driver who crashed on Los Osos Valley Road Tuesday morning was saved because he was wearing a seat belt.  Read the full article …

Cashing in on cannabis isn't going to be easy for cities and counties – The Desert Sun

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CLOSE A look into the future of legal pot. (November 17, 2016) Richard Lui/The Desert Sun Marijuana plants are seen at a Coachella Valley dispensary.(Photo: Desert Sun file photo) At the office of Monterey County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, gun-toting guards now stand sentry over the parking lot and entry door. A newly renovated front office now serves as a secure drop-off …

For local governments, cashing in on marijuana isn't going to be easy – San Bernardino County Sun

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At the office of Monterey County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, gun-toting guards now stand sentry over the parking lot and entry door. A newly renovated front office now serves as a secure drop-off point for taxpayers carrying duffel bags full of cash (payments made by appointment only). A fleet of state-of-the-art currency counters stand ready to speedily tally unprecedented sums of paper …

For local governments, cashing in on marijuana isn't going to be easy – LA Daily News

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At the office of Monterey County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, gun-toting guards now stand sentry over the parking lot and entry door. A newly renovated front office now serves as a secure drop-off point for taxpayers carrying duffel bags full of cash (payments made by appointment only). A fleet of state-of-the-art currency counters stand ready to speedily tally unprecedented sums of paper …

For local governments, cashing in on marijuana isn't going to be easy – The Daily Breeze

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At the office of Monterey County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, gun-toting guards now stand sentry over the parking lot and entry door. A newly renovated front office now serves as a secure drop-off point for taxpayers carrying duffel bags full of cash (payments made by appointment only). A fleet of state-of-the-art currency counters stand ready to speedily tally unprecedented sums of paper …

Cannabis consulting firm works with Salinas – The Salinas Californian

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Buy Photo Cannabis growing at Riverview Farms in Salinas, CA.(Photo: Jay Dunn/The Salinas Californian)Buy Photo Given the relative uncertainty and newness of the coming cannabis industry, many cities are hiring consultants to help lead them through the process. Salinas is no exception. The Salinas City Council passed an ordinance permitting the sales and cultivation of medical marijuana in January 2016 and …

Editorial, May 16, 2017: Immediate impacts of legalized pot being felt locally – Monterey County Herald

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Predictably, the buzz from last November’s legalization of recreational marijuana is wafting across the Monterey Bay region. A story this weekend by the Bay Area News Group reported how a “green rush” is on in the Salinas Valley, where expensive new greenhouses are sprouting up in areas where once flowers were grown. These new structures, often guarded by gates, barbed …

Editorial, May 16, 2017: Immediate impacts of legalized pot being … – Monterey County Herald

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Predictably, the buzz from last November’s legalization of recreational marijuana is wafting across the Monterey Bay region. A story this weekend by the Bay Area News Group reported how a “green rush” is on in the Salinas Valley, where expensive new greenhouses are sprouting up in areas where once flowers were grown. These new structures, often guarded by gates, barbed …

Editorial, May 16, 2017: Immediate impacts of legalized pot being felt locally – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Predictably, the buzz from last November’s legalization of recreational marijuana is wafting across the Monterey Bay region. A story this weekend by the Bay Area News Group reported how a “green rush” is on in the Salinas Valley, where expensive new greenhouses are sprouting up in areas where once flowers were grown. These new structures, often guarded by gates, barbed …

Salinas Valley 'green rush' turns fields from chrysanthemums to cannabis – Monterey County Herald

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Salinas Valley >> A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country. Salinas Valley was once the heart of the nation’s flower-growing business. But now collapsing wood-and-plastic greenhouses are being replaced by tall and gleaming high-tech European structures …

Cannabis salaries are about $15 an hour, compared to $11.50 or $12 in the field picking crops such as strawberries … – Monterey County Herald

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Salinas Valley >> A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country. Salinas Valley was once the heart of the nation’s flower-growing business. But now collapsing wood-and-plastic greenhouses are being replaced by tall and gleaming high-tech European structures …

Hello Salinas!: Cannabis growers prep for industry – The Salinas Californian

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Buy Photo Amy Wu is The Salinas Californian’s government and political reporter(Photo: Jay Dunn, Jay Dunn)Buy Photo Editor’s note: This starts a new weekly column by The Salinas Californian’s Amy Wu on topics, news, information and events here in Salinas.We welcome suggestions, content, and photos from readers. The cannabis farms in the Salinas Valley are surfacing and going forward legally; …

UC Irvine considering center to study marijuana – Monterey County Herald

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IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A California university is considering creating a special center to study marijuana. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2p7J4wM ) says the University of California, Irvine is looking into creation of an interdisciplinary cannabis research institute. It’s the brainchild of Daniele Piomelli, a neurobiology professor who studies marijuana. He says the institute would research the impact of cannabis …