SF firm merges with Sonoma Co. cannabis dispensaries – North Bay Business Journal

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Peace in Medicine will soon be no more. Sonoma County’s well-known dispensaries in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa will be rebranded with a new name — SPARC — in a move reflecting an official merger of the local collective with its longtime nonprofit partner in San Francisco. The signs haven’t changed yet at the North Dutton Avenue location in Santa Rosa …

San Francisco's SPARC cannabis dispensary merges with Peace in Medicine – North Bay Business Journal

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Peace in Medicine will soon be no more. Sonoma County’s well-known dispensaries in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa will be rebranded with a new name — SPARC — in a move reflecting an official merger of the local collective with its longtime nonprofit partner in San Francisco. The signs haven’t changed yet at the North Dutton Avenue location in Santa Rosa …

Santa Rosa pot tax voting begins with mail-in ballots – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Should Santa Rosa tax cannabis businesses to help offset the cost of regulating the fast-growing industry?That question will be answered by voters, who will decide the fate of Measure D on the June 6 ballot. There is no formal opposition to the measure. Tawnie Logan, executive director of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, said her group of cannabis growers supports …

Cannabis tax goes before voters in Santa Rosa – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Should Santa Rosa tax cannabis businesses to help offset the cost of regulating the fast-growing industry?That question will be answered by voters, who will decide the fate of Measure D on the June 6 ballot. There is no formal opposition to the measure. Tawnie Logan, executive director of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, said her group of cannabis growers supports …

Cannabis tax goes before voters in Santa Rosa | The Press Democrat – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Should Santa Rosa tax cannabis businesses to help offset the cost of regulating the fast-growing industry?That question will be answered by voters, who will decide the fate of Measure D on the June 6 ballot. There is no formal opposition to the measure. Tawnie Logan, executive director of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, said her group of cannabis growers supports …

North Bay hospitals to weigh medical cannabis – Sonoma Index-Tribune

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An unusual proposal to use the facilities of local hospitals as dispensaries for medical marijuana is slowly gaining momentum, but even advocates acknowledge it’s a longshot – because, among other reasons, cannabis is still against federal law.“Let’s face it, there are going to be licensed dispensaries in Sonoma Valley, and there’s some already in Santa Rosa,” said Bill Boerum, a …

Sonoma State University offers second cannabis course – Sonoma Index-Tribune

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Building on the success of a course in medical cannabis offered in March, Sonoma State University will be offering more courses in cannabis for professional development.The two sessions are titled Regulatory Environment & Public Policy in California and Cannabis Accounting & Tax Compliance. The day-long course will be offered through the School of Extended and International Education June 9, according …

SSU offers second cannabis course – North Bay Business Journal

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Building on the success of a course in medical cannabis offered in March, Sonoma State University will be offering more courses in cannabis for professional development.Titled Regulatory Environment & Public Policy in California, and Cannabis Accounting & Tax Compliance, the day-long course will be offered through the School of Extended and International Education June 9, according to Robert Eyler, dean …

Sonoma State University offers second cannabis course – North Bay Business Journal

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Building on the success of a course in medical cannabis offered in March, Sonoma State University will be offering more courses in cannabis for professional development.The two sessions are titled Regulatory Environment & Public Policy in California and Cannabis Accounting & Tax Compliance. The day-long course will be offered through the School of Extended and International Education June 9, according …

Sonoma State University offers second cannabis course | The North … – North Bay Business Journal

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Building on the success of a course in medical cannabis offered in March, Sonoma State University will be offering more courses in cannabis for professional development.The two sessions are titled Regulatory Environment & Public Policy in California and Cannabis Accounting & Tax Compliance. The day-long course will be offered through the School of Extended and International Education June 9, according …

SRJC prepares students for blooming cannabis businesses – The Oak Leaf

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Close Simon Isaksson, Executive Editor & Co-News EditorMay 16, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Close Modal Window Close Modal Window Already known for producing world-class wines, local politicians and entrepreneurs now hope to make Sonoma County world famous for cannabis. California legalized cannabis for medicinal use in 1996 and for recreational use in November 2016. …

Do cannabis businesses limit future housing projects? – North Bay Business Journal

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Two of Santa Rosa’s top priorities ­— building new housing and legalizing cannabis businesses — are colliding in a simmering land-use dispute that could affect future development around the city’s new downtown SMART rail station.A company planning to grow medical cannabis in an industrial building near downtown is getting pushback from housing developers who claim the project threatens the city’s …

Santa Rosa cannabis business fuels land-use feud – North Bay Business Journal

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Two of Santa Rosa’s top priorities ­— building new housing and legalizing cannabis businesses — are colliding in a simmering land-use dispute that could affect future development around the city’s new downtown SMART rail station.A company planning to grow medical cannabis in an industrial building near downtown is getting pushback from housing developers who claim the project threatens the city’s …

North Coast's cash-fueled cannabis commerce faces banking crisis – North Bay Business Journal

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Anderson noted challenges of managing a large business with its finances anchored in cash, including payroll.“From a banking perspective, lost productivity is a huge issue,” Anderson said. “I’m amazed the industry has done as well as it has to this point — with all the headwinds — how to do things in a cash-based world.” MOVING THE CASH BY TRUCK …

Wine country looking more like cannabis country in California – Sacramento Bee

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The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination. But winegrapes have new competition: weed. California’s legalization of recreational marijuana has led to the beginning of a major transformation of wine …