September 17, 2020

PACIFIC GROVE — Pacific Grove schools entered into the debate about opening a cannabis dispensary in the city with a resolution declaring the “health, safety and well-being” of kids will be affected, but on a split vote, elected city officials on Wednesday approved an...

September 1, 2020

SALINAS — Cannabis revenue has again come to Monterey County’s rescue on COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors by a unanimous vote again dipped into a cannabis tax revenue fund to cover up to about $6.9 million in the county’s pandemic response, much of it plan...

August 28, 2020

PACIFIC GROVE — Elected officials in Pacific Grove next week will take the first stab at allowing cannabis sales in the city, albeit highly restricted sales.

Mayor Bill Peake said Thursday that City Manager Ben Harvey’s motivation behind an amended ordinance permitting...

August 4, 2020

SALINAS — After only two applicants signed up for Monterey County’s outdoor cannabis grow pilot program, county officials ware set to consider potentially easing the rules more than a year after the program was adopted, including a potential indefinite extension of the...

July 20, 2020


Alarmed that unlicensed cannabis sellers continue to dominate California’s pot market, state lawmakers are moving toward imposing steep new fines on businesses that provide building space, advertising platforms and other aid to illicit operations.


SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the ravaging pending and projected impact of the COVID19 pandemic on local job markets and commercial property occupancy rates throughout California, more cities and counties are looking to embrace cannabis busin...

July 9, 2020

Linda Grant sold weed in the streets of East Oakland for 35 years before California legalized marijuana in 2016. She’s been “going through hell” trying to open a licensed business ever since.

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Cannabis farmers in Monterey County reached sales of roughly $450 million dollars in 2019 out of a total annual crop value of $4.86 billion, according to two new county reports.

It is the first time that the production value of cannabis has been quantified and the numbe...

SALINAS – The 2019 Monterey County Crop Report released Tuesday shows the overall production value of the agriculture industry in the county was up 3.5% to $4.4 billion. Leaf lettuce is the top crop followed by strawberries, head lettuce, and broccoli rounding out the...

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