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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 […]

California fires pose distinct risk to pot farmers

California fires pose distinct risk to pot farmers

REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. – She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins – down a ravine from her home by a big Douglas fir. … and pure outlaw — devastated by the fires in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. Their losses illustrate how, despite new laws to make the industry legal […]

California has too much pot, and growers won’t be able to export the surplus

California has too much pot, and growers won’t be able to export the surplus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A leader of California’s marijuana industry warned Wednesday that the state’s cannabis growers produce eight times the pot that is consumed in the state so some will face “painful” pressure to reduce crops under new state regulations that will ban exports after Jan. 1. Some marijuana growers will stay in the black […]

Credit industry circles California pot banking

Credit industry circles California pot banking

By James Poulos As Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration turns toward tidying up California’s complex and still-unsettled marijuana laws, the massive market for money made from the plant’s products has begun to attract attention from financial services companies that want to take advantage without taking on too much risk.  “Though federally prohibited, marijuana is now legal in […]

San Diego Motorists Launch “Pot of Potholes” Initiative

San Diego Motorists Launch “Pot of Potholes” Initiative

By Axle Broke April 1, 2017 (San Diego) –Last month, Supervisors voiced concerns over falling gas tax revenues and inadequate funding to repair roadways countywide. Today, motorists seeking solutions to roads battered by winter storms held a press conference to announce the “Pot for Potholes” ballot initiative to solve the region’s infrastructure problem. Supervisors, at […]

Smoking Pot Could Make You Age Faster

Smoking Pot Could Make You Age Faster

As marijuana becomes increasingly accepted for its medical uses, dosage scientists have become more interested in its possible side effects. While most research focuses on the drug’s effect on our lungs or even brains, health a new study from The University of Western Australia has suggested that smoking marijuana may accelerate the aging process and […]

One Acre of Land Creates $19 Million in Revenues—Growing Marijuana

One Acre of Land Creates $19 Million in Revenues—Growing Marijuana

Santa Paula: Holiday Planning Commission Meeting

Santa Paula: Holiday Planning Commission Meeting

By Sheryl Hamlin Citing schedule conflicts, the Santa Paula Planning Commission met on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm for its regularly scheduled meeting. There was no meeting in October or November 2015. There were two commissioners absent at this meeting: Mr. Wacker and Mr. Robinson. Present were Mr. Ikerd (chair), Mr. Demers and […]

Pot initiatives join forces

Pot initiatives join forces

By James Poulos . Skittish at the thought of divided loyalties leading rival pot initiatives to defeat, two major marijuana legalization groups united behind the well-funded effort associated with Silicon Valley heavyweight Sean Parker. Concentrated support His initiative, which counts Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom among its supporters, brought on the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform. “Coalition board member Antonio […]

Sacramento sends Brown sweeping medical pot regulations

Sacramento sends Brown sweeping medical pot regulations

. Marking the end of one era and the start of a new one, Sacramento lawmakers sent legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would revolutionize California’s approach to legal medical marijuana. Together, Assembly Bills 266 and 243, along with Senate Bill 643, were dubbed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act — the culmination of an unprecedented effort to “draft […]

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