Grover should ignore 'whore' comment and become Pot Capital of Central Coast – The San Luis Obispo Tribune (blog)

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Grover Beach is quickly positioning itself to become the Pot Capital of the Central Coast, and I can already foresee a day when farmers hock organic strains of weed from roadside stands and the annual Marijuana Festival comes to rival what Gilroy does with garlic up north. Some people are not happy about that. Take former Mayor Ron Arnoldsen, for …

Indiana courts: Religious objections law not a tax defense – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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The Indiana Supreme Court won’t take up a case involving an Indianapolis man who tried to use the state’s religious objections law as a defense for not paying his state taxes. The court unanimously agreed Monday that 41-year-old Rodney Tyms-Bey is still required to pay his taxes despite his argument that doing so is a burden on his religion. The …

Who's directing SLO County's marijuana laws? – Cal Coast News

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May 19, 2017 By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about how high-end investors, small marijuana growers and fortune hunters are battling for a place in California’s new gold/green rush. Three San Luis Obispo County supervisors were stunned last week to read a new draft ordinance on marijuana. The draft bore almost no …

INTRODUCING GAIACA: The California cannabis market's first, comprehensive and fully licensed waste disposal … – Dope Magazine

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Cannabis cultivation and manufacturing is the fastest growing industry in California, projected to grow into a $6.5 billion market by 2020. But for every production site in the state, marijuana byproduct accumulates rapidly, posing an environmental and compliancy dilemma for thousands of companies. The transportation and disposal of cannabis waste requires specialized infrastructure, licensing and compliance with regulatory agencies, as …

Nevada marijuana businesses prepping for recreation sales – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Now that Nevada has approved an early start to recreational cannabis sales, existing medical marijuana companies in the state are readying for a burst of new business that could equate to tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue this year. With Las Vegas alone drawing 40 million-plus visitors in 2016, the overall recreational cannabis industry is set to take …

Maryland medical marijuana panel OK's first license to grow – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has given final approval to the first company in the state to grow marijuana. The Baltimore Sun reports the panel approved the license for ForwardGro Wednesday during a meeting in LaPlata. The company was one of 15 others to be named as finalists last year. The commission’s decision comes more than four years after the …

Native American tribe's cannabis consultant to face trial – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

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By JAMES NORDAssociated Press PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the stalled venture is heading to trial on drug charges.Jury selection starts Thursday in the case of Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the …

Grover Beach approves pot rules, halves number of dispensaries – Cal Coast News

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May 17, 2017 The Grover Beach City Council formally approved a pair of ordinances Monday night that will allow medical marijuana businesses to operate in the city. However, the council made a last-minute change decreasing the number of dispensaries that will be allowed to open in the city from four to two. Following a 30-day grace period that is now …

Maryland medical marijuana commission to meet – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has given final approval to the first company in the state to grow marijuana. The Baltimore Sun reports the panel approved the license for ForwardGro Wednesday during a meeting in LaPlata. The company was one of 15 others to be named as finalists last year. The commission’s decision comes more than four years after the …

Medical Marijuana Taskforce presents findings at council meeting – Paso Robles Daily News

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–At their Tuesday night meeting, the Paso Robles City Council received and filed a report compiled by a seven member taskforce. In 2015, three state laws, known collectively as the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, and more recent legislation, provided a framework for future regulation of medical cannabis. At the direction of the Paso Robles City Manager, a seven-person …

Get ready, Grover Beach: Marijuana businesses will likely open by 2018 – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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It’s official: You’ll likely see marijuana businesses popping up in Grover Beach next year, including up to two medical marijuana dispensaries, now that the city has finalized its commercial marijuana plans. After a long road to deliberation, the City Council on Monday voted to allow commercial medical marijuana businesses — meaning dispensaries, nurseries, manufacturing facilities and laboratory testing centers — …

Get ready, Grover Beach — marijuana dispensaries, businesses will likely open by 2018 – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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It’s official: You’ll likely see marijuana businesses popping up in Grover Beach next year, including up to two medical marijuana dispensaries, now that the city has finalized its commercial marijuana plans. After a long road to deliberation, the City Council on Monday voted to allow commercial medical marijuana businesses — meaning dispensaries, nurseries, manufacturing facilities and laboratory testing centers — …

Grover Beach approves commercial cannabis ordinances – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

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The Grover Beach City Council made a few amendments Monday night but ultimately approved two ordinances related to marijuana businesses that will soon be coming to town. The city council meeting saw the second reading of Ordinance 17-05 (land use ordinance) to allow the establishment of commercial medical cannabis uses with some modifications: Maximum number of dispensaries was changed from four …

Health Dept. orders sales stopped on new cannabis product – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Florida’s Department of Health on Monday ordered a Quincy-based dispensary to quit selling a medical cannabis product that could potentially be broken down and made into pot that can be smoked. Trulieve began selling its first whole-flower cannabis product meant for vaping last week at five retail dispensaries and through home delivery. The buds in the Entourage Multi Indica vaporizer …