Sonoma Co. cannabis entrepreneur Dennis Hunter bounces back from prison to become model CEO – Sonoma Index-Tribune

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Upon release from prison, he started a couple of businesses, including an online store where people would drop off merchandise they wanted to sell. It had locations in Petaluma and San Rafael.“It didn’t make money,” he said. He closed the business after a couple of years. In about 2009, ex-wife Khanhvi Dang started selling GeoPot containers of porous fabric that …

Sonoma County cannabis commerce visionary Dennis Hunter journeys from self-taught grower to model CEO – North Bay Business Journal

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Upon release from prison, he started a couple of businesses, including an online store where people would drop off merchandise they wanted to sell. It had locations in Petaluma and San Rafael.“It didn’t make money,” he said. He closed the business after a couple of years. In about 2009, ex-wife Khanhvi Dang started selling GeoPot containers of porous fabric that …

State money available for cleaning former pot grow sites in Sonoma County – Petaluma Argus Courier

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Toxic chemicals. Dammed creeks. Forest clear-cuts. Abandoned trash.These kinds of environmental degradation are the scourge of California’s North Coast, the detritus left behind from decades of highly profitable but unregulated marijuana cultivation. But in a move state officials hope will make a dent in the thousands of remote sites in need of remediation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is …

Cannabis Country: Meet the new generation – Sonoma West

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At the age of 22, I didn’t drink alcohol or smoke marijuana. I didn’t know anything about pot, though I assumed it was a dangerous drug that would damage my brain. I was a student and I didn’t want to fry precious brain cells. Fifty-three years later, I consume pinot and pot in modest amounts. I don’t get wasted or …

Marijuana Tax Approved By Santa Rosa Voters – Patch.com

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SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Santa Rosa residents overwhelmingly approved a tax on marijuana businesses in voting that ended Tuesday. Measure D got 77.5 percent approval. The tax that is capped at $3,000 per year required majority approval. The tax will be $25 per square foot of growing area or up to 8 percent of gross receipts on manufacturing, distribution or …

It's Election Day in Sonoma County – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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It’s Election Day in Sonoma County.Voters in Santa Rosa will decide the fates of rent control and a marijuana business tax. In Sonoma Valley, the issue is a parcel tax for Sonoma Valley Hospital. And in Healdsburg, voters will decide who fills a vacant City Council seat. Polls are open until 8 p.m. To find your polling place, click here. …

Sonoma County poised to revise cannabis taxes – Petaluma Argus Courier

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Sonoma County is revising its proposed tax rates for cannabis businesses in a plan intended to encourage cultivators to comply with new regulations while also bringing in enough revenue to cover the county’s costs to manage the new legal market.County supervisors will review the draft ordinance today, three months after voters overwhelmingly approved Measure A. The measure, which was projected to …

Sonoma County supervisors to discuss revised tax plan for cannabis businesses – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Sonoma County is revising its proposed tax rates for cannabis businesses in a plan intended to encourage cultivators to comply with new regulations while also bringing in enough revenue to cover the county’s costs to manage the new legal market.County supervisors will review the draft ordinance today, three months after voters overwhelmingly approved Measure A. The measure, which was projected to …

CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation – CDFW News

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects within the California watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation. Contingent on the Budget Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018, a total of $1.5 million in Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration funds will be made available through CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program. The program …

Voters to decide tax on marijuana businesses – SFGate

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Begin Slideshow 3 Photo: Noah Berger, Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Repotting a marijuana seedling at his Santa Rosa. Repotting a marijuana seedling at his Santa Rosa. Photo: Noah Berger, Special To The Chronicle Image 2 of 3 A pot grower surveys marijuana plants in a greenhouse at his Santa Rosa. A pot …

The World Was Very Different When I Went To My First High Times NorCal Cannabis Cup – East Bay Express

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The world was very different when I went to my first High Times NorCal Cannabis Cup.Barack Obama was president.Angelina and Brad were still together.And recreational cannabis was not yet legal in our state.In the parking lot of San Francisco’s aging Cow Palace, I felt like Homer Simpson at a candy convention, seeking out my own gummy Venus de Milo.That was …