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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...

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...

In a matter of months, residents of Marina won’t have to leave town to shop for cannabis products.

The city’s first three dispaneries were approved by a vote of City Council on June 10. The approval comes more than a year-and-a-half after local residents passed Measure...

(The Center Square) – Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives announced the filing of their Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act this week to further expand social safety net support for people and businesses impacted...

In the days just after the County of Monterey and then Gov. Gavin Newsom enacted shelter-in-place orders that saw all but businesses and government offices deemed essential shut down, local cannabis retailers report they saw a surge of activity as customers rushed to s...

March 18, 2020

Here’s a bit of good news while you sort out your life under the county’s new coronavirus quarantine orders: cannabis dispensaries can remain open. The shelter-in-place order issued on March 17 didn’t specify, so the Weekly checked with Monterey County's Cannabis Progr...

February 21, 2020

Carmel Mayor Dave Potter, who currently heads the Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association and works as a cannabis lobbyist, was a county supervisor when the county developed its regulatory and tax framework. He regrets advocating for a canopy tax, calling it a mi...

December 14, 2018

Legendary cannabis strains like “Big Sur Holy Weed” have made the region famous in some circles, and yet the still under-construction regulatory maze growers and manufacturers navigate – under the gaze of a federal government that still classifies cannabis as illegal m...

November 1, 2018

The party got started quickly when California voters passed Proposition 64 in 2016, making recreational cannabis legal as of Jan. 1, 2017, and visions of new revenue had people stoked. Earlier this year, Monterey County officials asked the public to weigh in on how to...

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