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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...

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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(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...

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...

May 8, 2020

California cannabis growers are one step closer to appellation designations, legally defined and protected geographical indicators of origin that would allow for the creation of the cannabis equivalent of Champagne. 

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May 5, 2020

Greenfield, CA: The City of Greenfield announced today that they will be launching a pilot program offering free COVID-19 antibody screening to the City’s first responders. Early last week the City was approached by Sachin Barot, CEO of CERESLabs, a new Greenfield cann...

May 5, 2020

In Monterey County, California, Supervisor Chris Lopez on April 14 asked the County Board of Supervisors to delay April tax payments for local cannabis operations until June 1, as well as for a delay on excise tax increases, affecting cultivators, scheduled to take eff...

April 22, 2020

The federal government won’t give local cannabis growers COVID-19 relief funds because they’re growing a drug still outlawed by the federal government. The growers are now turning to local lawmakers hoping they’ll give them some tax relief as they deal with a decline i...

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