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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...

MARINA — More than a year and a half after voters approved cannabis businesses in the city of Marina, three applications for cannabis dispensaries were approved by the City Council last week.

“This is good for the city,” said Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado. “Any new busines...

SALINAS — Tapping reserves and cannabis tax revenue to preserve staff and programs that had been on the chopping block, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday put the finishing touches on a $1.64 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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SALINAS — Monterey County’s plan to house COVID-19 patients who don’t need to be hospitalized and homeless who don’t test positive for the virus but are considered at risk in alternate care and housing sites is expected to cost about $3.5 million over the next few mont...

December 12, 2019

A plan for a cannabis testing lab got the go-ahead Tuesday from the Monterey Planning Commission despite the city’s prohibition history. The proposed cannabis lab is located at 31 Upper Ragsdale in an area of the city that has a number of medical testing labs, which is...

September 26, 2019

A bill to allow cannabis-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system, was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. If the Senate and President Trump sign on, it will impact how the cannabis industry in Monte...

December 14, 2018

The seeds of the cannabis industry in Monterey County were planted decades ago in places like Big Sur and Carmel Valley. That history has created strains of cannabis, including Big Sur Chamba, the backbone of the region, that can project the very land where it grows mu...

December 11, 2018

Cannabis’ past, present and future in Monterey County from Big Sur “Holy Weed” to NASA zero gravity horticulture practices will be covered by a number of local and statewide industry experts at this week’s Monterey Cannabis Summit hosted by the Monterey County Cannabis...

A Monterey County cannabis committee has backed chopping legal commercial marijuana tax rates by about half to three-quarters.During a special committee meeting Monday, Supervisors Luis Alejo and John Phillips agreed the county’s tax rates should be dropped significant...

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