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Lavender, the Hunt for Water and Cannabis gets Complicated | Ojai City Council May 8

Lavender, the Hunt for Water and Cannabis gets Complicated | Ojai City Council May 8

By Jay Murphy Tues evening’s Ojai City Council meeting at City Hall found all present and  followed a special meeting budget workshop which saw city manager Steve McClary present the current fiscal status of the city and discuss the 2018/19 operating budget. The council was clearly not happy with both the reporting and a lack […]

Marijuana Cultivation Damaging California Water Supply

Marijuana Cultivation Damaging California Water Supply

By  CHRISS W. STREET The California water supply is suffering serious degradation from the 99 percent of unlicensed marijuana cultivators that remain unlicensed to avoid taxes and environmental regulation. California’s voter-approved Proposition 64 legalization of recreational marijuana initiative stated the law’s “purpose and intent” was to establish goals to “prevent illegal production or distribution of marijuana” through licensing […]

Santa Paula Council: Mystery Lawsuit, Grants, Pot, Studies, Polls, Finances

Santa Paula Council: Mystery Lawsuit, Grants, Pot, Studies, Polls, Finances

 By Sheryl Hamlin Mystery Lawsuit The Agenda of the Santa Paula Council Meeting often includes Closed Session items. From the April 16, 2018 meeting, the following was indicated: Source: Council Agenda April 16, 2018 The Government Code referenced as follows describes the potential lawsuit in this article. The referenced section says: “(2) A point has […]

Marijuana – Washington Policy Makers Have It Wrong Again 

Marijuana – Washington Policy Makers Have It Wrong Again 

    By Dr. Kevin McNamee Marijuana legislation made it more available to our youth capturing their  hearts and minds during a critical time for brain and life-skill development. No longer do teens get their pleasure from getting good grades, learning a skill, helping others, hitting a baseball, reading a book. Their “feel good” comes from […]

Jack in the Box to offer new ‘Munchie Meals’ for stoned customers

Jack in the Box to offer new ‘Munchie Meals’ for stoned customers

Legalization of recreational marijuana has affected culture. In Colorado, event planners now craft weed-friendly parties while local symphonies have offered concerts suited to stoned audiences. In California, the popular menu has been affected.

Weed goes legal in California. Here’s how the program will work

Weed goes legal in California. Here’s how the program will work

LOS ANGELES — California on Monday becomes the nation’s largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales. Here’s a snapshot of how the market will work and how the state will regulate a pot economy estimated to be worth $7 billion: THE BASICS: California voted to legalize in 2016.

Unions Rush To Represent California Pot Workers

Unions Rush To Represent California Pot Workers

Weed workers of California, unite! Labor unions in the Golden State are racing to organize cannabis workers across California as legal recreational marijuana becomes a reality January 1. Three …

Protecting young minds when marijuana is legal

Protecting young minds when marijuana is legal

By Stan Mantooth & Dr. Robert Levin   On Jan. 1, marijuana – a substance that affects youth differently than adults — will become legal for retail sale in California. Although the federal government still classifies cannabis as illegal, California voters have elected to legalize it for adults age 21 and older. We write not to debate […]

Winter Holiday DUI Campaign | Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks

Winter Holiday DUI Campaign | Camarillo, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks

Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Ventura County, CA—This holiday season, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will work around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers. From December 15, 2017 through January 1st, law enforcement is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National […]

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th 

By Tom Dunn Letter to VC Star editor re: Pa Ventura story about “Pot Hueneme” Nov 25th   . Pa for years has spoken on issues with wit, insight and humor but is sometimes less than factual. To state Port Hueneme is getting “so many medical marijuana dispensaries” is less than factual.  . The Star stopped covering city […]

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