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Santa Barbara to Welcome 5 Recreational Cannabis Shops

Santa Barbara to Welcome 5 Recreational Cannabis Shops

Santa Barbara to Welcome 5 Recreational Cannabis Shops

On Nov. 21, 2017, California’s Santa Barbara City Council approved an ordinance to amend the city municipal code to allow five recreational cannabis shops within city limits, as well as voting to ease requirements for onsite security officers, permit an unlimited number of wholesale cannabis operations and allow residents to cultivate one cannabis plant outdoors and five indoors.

Kwanza Hall Says New Marijuana Law a Victory for the People of Atlanta Keeps Families Safer, Saves Taxpayers Millions

ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Upon the announcement of the signing of legislation today by Mayor Kasim Reed to reclassify Atlanta’s marijuana laws, Kwanza Hall stated the following: “We should all thank the Mayor for his willingness to sign this ordinance into law.”

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Atlanta City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk

ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Monday afternoon, after two hours of debate amongst the city council members – the Atlanta city council voted unanimously 15-0 to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152. This legislation makes the possession of marijuana under one ounce a non-arrestable offense and lowers the fine to a maximum ticket of $75.

This Is Why Atlanta Marijuana Decriminalization Passed City Council Unanimously

This Is Why Atlanta Marijuana Decriminalization Passed City Council Unanimously

After months of local and committee debate, Atlanta marijuana decriminalization is now a reality in Georgia’s capital. The Atlanta City Council approved the decriminalization ordinance on Oct. 2, 2017, reducing the penalty of simple marijuana possession from a $1,000 fine and up to six months in prison to a $75 fine and no imprisonment.

Kwanza Hall Legislation to Reclassify Marijuana in Atlanta Passes City Council Unanimously

ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense.

Kwanza Hall Asks #BLM and Hip Hop Leaders to Help Reform Marijuana Laws

ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Kwanza Hall is working to build city-wide support for passage of legislation he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that would dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense.

Los Angeles City Council Committee Approves Revised Cannabis Regulations

Los Angeles City Council Committee Approves Revised Cannabis Regulations

On Sept. 25, 2017, a Los Angeles City Council committee approved revised draft regulations for the city’s cannabis industry. While the original draft regulations were released on June 8, the revised version wasn’t released until Sept. 22, giving industry members little time to prepare for the meeting on Sept. 25.

First Look at the Los Angeles Cannabis Commission Approved by City Council

First Look at the Los Angeles Cannabis Commission Approved by City Council

While Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti named Cat Packer, a former policy coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance, as the Department of Cannabis Regulation’s executive director on Aug. 9, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council approved Garcetti’s selection of Packer at its meeting on Aug. 16, as well as approving five members for the Los Angeles Cannabis Commission.

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.

California Roll Out: Oakland Medical Cannabis Permit Application Now Available

California Roll Out: Oakland Medical Cannabis Permit Application Now Available

On May 23, 2017, in California, the Oakland medical cannabis permit application was released for those interested in cultivating, manufacturing, distributing, delivering, transporting and testing medical cannabis.

City of Oakland Releases Medical Cannabis Permit Applications

Oakland, Calif., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the City of Oakland released its Medical Cannabis Permit Application for individuals interested in cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, testing or transporting medical cannabis in Oakland.

Washingtonians: WSU Needs Volunteers for Marijuana Breathalyzer Study

Washingtonians: WSU Needs Volunteers for Marijuana Breathalyzer Study

Researchers with Washington State University are looking for individuals to volunteer for a marijuana breathalyzer study. According to The Spokesman-Review, the study is attempting to determine if a marijuana breathalyzer can actually register “acute exposure” to THC.

Pasadena Ponders Shutting Off Utilities at Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

Pasadena Ponders Shutting Off Utilities at Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

Pasadena, Calif., is considering an ordinance that would shut off the utilities of illegal marijuana dispensaries operating within the city. On May 15, 2017, the city council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance’s first reading; if approved at its second reading, the ordinance could go into effect as soon as June of this year.

Atlanta City Council to Reconsider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Atlanta City Council to Reconsider Decriminalizing Marijuana

Georgia’s capital city is once again thinking about decriminalizing marijuana within city limits. According to an update by Peachtree NORML, the Atlanta City Council will take a vote Ordinance 17-O-1152, an ordinance decriminalizing marijuana, on May 15, 2017.

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Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance Fails in Atlanta City Council

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday the Atlanta City Council failed to pass Ordinance 17-O-1152, which would have decriminalized marijuana in the city. After hearing from many Atlanta residents the ordinance was referred to the Public Safety Committee for a further review in a 10-4 vote.

Sacramento Taking Steps To Regulate Marijuana Businesses

Sacramento Taking Steps to Regulate Marijuana Businesses

On Tuesday, the City Council passed two ordinances relating to marijuana manufacturing and testing businesses. Business owners will be able to apply for a permit beginning May 4.

Atlanta city leaders split on future of marijuana enforcement

Atlanta City Leaders Split on Future of Marijuana Enforcement

The political debate over marijuana enforcement has split Atlanta residents, but now a new proposal may be getting a red light. City council members are ready to move on a proposal which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but signaling out of City Hall may put an end to that movement.

Oversight in Cali: Los Angeles Approves Cannabis Licensing Commission

Oversight in Cali: Los Angeles Approves Cannabis Licensing Commission

On March 22, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion for the city to create the Cannabis Licensing Commission, with the commission being responsible for the oversight of the city’s recreational cannabis licensing process.

City of Sacramento

City of Sacramento to Start Accepting Marijuana Cultivation Applications on April 3

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Sacramento will start accepting applications for non-residential marijuana cultivation on April 3rd after the City Council lifted the temporary moratorium on cultivation, and approved the remaining components of its cultivation regulations at the March 7th meeting.

Advanced Nutrients CEO Forced to Cancel Marijuana Super Bowl Party

Advanced Nutrients CEO Forced to Cancel Marijuana Super Bowl Party

Due to the actions of the LAPD and City Council, the owner of Advanced Nutrients’ Super Bowl Party was cancelled. In a press conference, Michael “Big Mike” Straumietis explains what actions will follow the stop-work order that was issued this past weekend.

Progress in Cali: San Diego Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

Progress in Cali: San Diego Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

While several municipalities in California have enacted temporary bans on recreational marijuana and others have yet to decide the fate of the state’s newly legalized industry, America’s Finest City has just become the first city in San Diego County to approve recreational marijuana sales.

Enforcement in California: Two Dispensaries Raided in Santa Ana

Enforcement in Cali: Two Dispensaries Raided in Santa Ana

On Jan. 26, 2017, California’s Santa Ana Police Department raided two dispensaries, Sky High and Elevated Dreams, for operating without local business licenses.

Marijuana Collectives Can Now Make Deliveries in San Jose

Marijuana Collectives Can Now Make Deliveries in San Jose

On Oct. 19, 2016, San Jose City Council passed an ordinance amending the San Jose Municipal Code, allowing the city’s 16 registered collectives to have delivery services, two cultivation facilities and one dispensing-only location.

Progress in Tennessee: Memphis Decriminalizes Marijuana

Progress in Tennessee: Memphis Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Oct. 4, 2016, the Memphis City Council voted to approve a city ordinance that would allow city police the discretion of issuing civil fines for the possession of marijuana, making Memphis the second city in Tennessee to decriminalize marijuana.

Nashville

Nashville, Tenn., Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Nashville, Tenn., has passed an ordinance that allows police officers leeway in charging people with possession of marijuana. The city’s new decriminalization legislation allows officers to give a penalty of either a $50 fine or 10 hours of community service to people in possession of half an ounce or less of marijuana.

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urban-gro Offers Solution to Cannabis Odor Issues

DENVER, May 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As Denver City Council passes an odor-control ordinance for commercial marijuana grow facilities and other businesses that release odors in the Mile High City, urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, offers up a cutting-edge solution: FOGCO odor control system.

Oakland

Oakland Greenlights Dispensary Equity Permit Program

On May 17, 2016, Oakland City Council approved the Dispensary Equity Permit Program, a program that requires half of new dispensary permits to be reserved for residents of East Oakland or those convicted of a marijuana-related offense within the past 10 years.

Speed Weed

SpeedWeed Responds To LA City Attorney’s Injunction

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Friday, the LA City Attorney’s office issued a statement that “SpeedWeed has ceased operations” because we are allegedly in violation of zoning ordinance Measure D (“Proposition D”). SpeedWeed is presently open and fully operational. We have been working with the City Attorney on a “wind down” period to pause


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