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 …

Jerry Brown's new budget doesn't account for potential Obamacare cuts: 'What we have to do is ugly' – Los Angeles Times

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Court delay sets up potential environmental battle between California and President Trump – Los Angeles Times

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Protesters urge Rep. Mimi Walters to hold an in-person town hall — by rallying to host one without her – Los Angeles Times

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DA ordered to return money to marijuana distributor, family – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego’s district attorney has been ordered to return more than $100,000 seized from a medical marijuana businessman and his family, 15 months after drug agents raided the company and didn’t charge anyone with a crime. The Union-Tribune reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2pro7br) that a judge issued the order six weeks after lawyers representing James Slatic argued that …

UC Irvine considering center to study marijuana – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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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 …

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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 …

Santa Cruz to get first permitted cannabis cultivation facility – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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SANTA CRUZ >> KindPeoples Collective will be the first medical marijuana dispensary in the city of Santa Cruz permitted to grow in bulk its own cannabis plants. The group’s Harvey West Park site, one of two run by KindPeoples, has been operating as one of two dispensary at the same location for the past 12 years. The facility’s planned operational …

Jane, a New Online Ordering System for Cannabis, Coming to Denver – Westword

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Scott Lentz A new resource will soon come to Colorado. Santa Cruz, California-based Jane is an online cannabis-connection service that allows customers to search for marijuana products using any term — it can be as broad as “edible” or as specific as a certain concentrate of a certain strain. Users can also search for strains based on the effect they’re hoping …

A medical pot win in Congressional spending package – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Medical marijuana advocates are relieved that a bipartisan spending deal to fund the government through September also extended an amendment that protects them from federal prosecution. The so-called Rohrabacher-Farr amendment blocks the Department of Justice from spending money on medical marijuana prosecutions. If growers and dispensaries carefully follow state rules, they shouldn’t have to worry about the feds coming after …