A forward-thinking disposal company pops up to clean up after the weed industry. – Monterey County Weekly

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Inside Del Rey Oak’s Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine, various strains of pot are carefully displayed behind clean glass cases. The floor is polished tile and the countertops are spotless, with bright lights illuminating the entire room. But as the sparkling new age of legal marijuana puts its best face forward, one facet of the industry has flown under the radar …

These Marines trained together in the California desert. Now they're back to grow marijuana. – The Desert Sun

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CLOSE Some Vets are finding relief from their ailments by using marijuana. Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun Buy Photo The future site of the marijuana grow business VetsLeaf in Desert Hot Springs.(Photo: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun)Buy Photo Tony Rivera and Sandra Silva-Tello enlisted in the Marines after high school in 1989. The El Centro natives trained at Twentynine Palms, a desert Marine …

Medical marijuana businesses approved to grow, sell in Salinas – KSBW The Central Coast

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SALINAS, Calif. — Soon, Salinas residents won’t have to make the drive to Santa Cruz for medical marijuana. Advertisement Canna Cruz Collective is opening a second location on Abbott Street. “A large amount of our patient base comes from the city of Salinas,” said Grant Palmer, Canna Cruz’s CEO. “So when we heard they were going to open up the …

The Latest: Marijuana 'sanctuary' bill passes Assembly – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on bills passed by the Legislature the day before the house of origin deadline (all times local): 9:10 p.m. California lawmakers voted to keep state and local police from helping enforce federal anti-marijuana laws that conflict with state law. The state Assembly voted Thursday to shield Californians complying with state cannabis regulations like those …

Arkansas nears medical marijuana license deadline – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will soon begin taking applications from those who hope to grow and dispense medical marijuana, though the state’s strong religious heritage and restrictions imposed by the Legislature will limit where greenhouses and distributors can operate. Voters last November made Arkansas the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana, clearing its use by people …

Salinas issues 8 permits to cannabis businesses – The Salinas Californian

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Buy Photo The Cannabis industry is prepping for the sales and cultivation of medical marijuana in Salinas the county(Photo: Amy Wu)Buy Photo Nearly a year and a half since the city of Salinas greenlighted an ordinance that allows for sales and cultivation of medical marijuana, the city issued eight permits to commercial cannabis companies late Wednesday. The permits are for …

SoCo Piles On The Pot Rules – Anderson Valley

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by Jonah Raskin, May 31, 2017 Brian Elliott’s small, tidy Santa Rosa office is filled with mementos of his long life in public service. Perhaps most striking is the large fire chief’s helmet that he wore for decades. Indeed, no one alive in Sonoma County has put out more fires than Elliott, though these days he wears another kind of …

States offer breaks to minority marijuana entrepreneurs – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate effect on black and Hispanic communities. A look at some of the efforts nationwide: ___ CALIFORNIA California voters legalized recreational marijuana in November. The first retail sales are expected in January. Advertisement Oakland officials approved a …

Cannabis law program Tuesday – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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SANTA CRUZ Cannabis law program Tuesday The Santa Cruz County Bar Association is sponsoring a luncheon seminar on Tuesday titled “Update on Cannabis State and Federal Regulations” at the Back Nine Grill & Bar, 555 Highway 17 Santa Cruz. The program is presented by attorneys Aaron Johnson and Peter Brazil from the firm of L+G, LLP in Salinas. Members of …

Coast Lines, May 25, 2017: Cannabis law program Tuesday – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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SANTA CRUZ Cannabis law program Tuesday The Santa Cruz County Bar Association is sponsoring a luncheon seminar on Tuesday titled “Update on Cannabis State and Federal Regulations” at the Back Nine Grill & Bar, 555 Highway 17 Santa Cruz. The program is presented by attorneys Aaron Johnson and Peter Brazil from the firm of L+G, LLP in Salinas. Members of …

Drug bust on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park – InMenlo

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On May 23, 2017, the Menlo Park Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was made aware through community complaints that subjects on the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue were selling marijuana. SIU utilized an undercover Menlo Park Police Officer who posed as a prospective buyer. During the operation, the undercover officer made contact with a subject who facilitated a deal …

Santa Cruz County supervisors OK nonprofit funding – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Santa Cruz County and the city of Santa Cruz are collaborating on a new results-driven process to award funding to nonprofits providing services in four key areas: Children and youth, health, homelessness and seniors. Reviewers recommended funding for 74 programs at 44 agencies; these figures reflect the total award recommended to the county and city. Community Bridges: $1,168,000 Encompass Community …

City continues its discussion on pot cultivation in Encinitas – Del Mar Times

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The city’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Subcommittee met with residents and business owners again on May 15 to continue exploring the possibilities of cultivation and delivery in Encinitas. The subcommittee — comprised of Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz and Council member Joe Mosca — invited consultant Neil Hall, with SCI Consulting Group, to offer legal perspective on the issue …

Iowa looks to team up with Minnesota for medical marijuana – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a novel arrangement that could raise issues with the federal government. Iowa could join more than two dozen states with medical marijuana programs under a bill awaiting Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature. That …