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Reno Rejects Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

Reno Rejects Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

Reno Rejects Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

On April 26, 2017, the Reno City Council rejected a measure that would have imposed a six month moratorium on recreational marijuana dispensaries. The council decided to abandon the moratorium after speaking with local dispensary owners.

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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.

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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, 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 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

Consumption Ban

D.C. Council Supports Ban on Social Marijuana Consumption

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The D.C. Council today again reversed its position on a law banning the consumption of marijuana anywhere outside a private home, even though it is legal for adults to use and possess up to two ounces of marijuana in the District.

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Denver Explores Measures to Control Saturated Cannabis Markets

A new proposal to create citywide caps on stores and grow houses will be introduced to the Denver City Council on April 11, 2016, reports The Denver Post. The bill was created as part of an effort to control the city’s saturated cannabis markets.

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Tuesday: D.C. Council Expected to Vote to Proceed with Permanent Ban on Marijuana Clubs

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Council of the District of Columbia has scheduled a vote today on legislation that restricts adult marijuana use in the District, prohibiting marijuana consumption everywhere but the home.


Sacramento Becomes Biggest City in Cali to Permit Large-Scale Cannabis Cultivation

On Feb. 2, 2016, Sacramento City Council passed a new ordinance that allows a building zoned for agricultural or commercial use to operate as a cultivation facility, with such a facility now allowed to be up to 22,000 square feet in size.

Proposed Legislation

Seattle’s Proposed License for Dispensaries Sparks Debate

News of proposed legislation to bring Seattle’s unregulated medical marijuana industry into the fold of the recreational marijuana market has divided some of the city’s marijuana advocates, with some saying the legislation will only hurt patients.

Zoning Towns

Zoning as Trench Warfare: Towns in Massachusetts

Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in Euclid v. Ambler (1926), zoning power has proved a potent means by which public officials at the municipal level can make street-by-street decisions with enormous impact on the lives of the town’s residents.

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