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In order for these letters to be seriously considered by congressional leadership, we need to get as many members of Congress to sign on as possible. Please consider calling your representative and Senators today and ask them to sign on to the appropriate letter....

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 26, 2020

Cannabis companies have been deemed "essential" because of medicinal users, according to the BCC.

"Because cannabis is an essential medicine for many residents, licensees may continue to operate at this time, as long as their operations comply with local rules and regul...

March 22, 2020

Because cannabis is an essential medicine for many residents, licensees may continue to operate at this time so long as their operations comply with local rules and regulations


 

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March 20, 2020

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting businesses around the world, and smaller businesses especially. 


 

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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...

January 25, 2020

Brand new parks. Healthier, smarter kids. Forests cleaned up. Drugged drivers off the road. Criminal records cleared.

Those are just a few of cannabis legalization Proposition 64’s impacts after two years of commercial sales. Passed in 2016, Prop 64 earmarks all cannabi...

January 11, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) unveiled his annual budget proposal on Friday, and it contains several provisions aimed at simplifying and streamlining regulations for the marijuana industry. The biggest proposed change concerns the state’s cannabis licensing system,...

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