The California Department of Food and Agriculture, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, released proposed regulations on April 28, 2017 that would create a new license type, the “Processor” license, for “a cultivation site that conducts only trimming, drying, curing, grading or packaging of cannabis and nonmanufactured cannabis products.” While licensed processors may […]
North Coast marijuana producers react t…l marijuana rules | The Press Democrat JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | May 1, 2017, 7:55PM The first draft of rules for California’s medical marijuana industry would establish a highly regulated business environment, with strict limits on the hours of operation and the amount […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Press Democrat is taking the last 10 days of the year to review the news stories that marked our lives and shaped our region in 2016. For a complete list of the stories, click here. … California was not first this time, but with a clear majority […]
The United States has clearly entered sea-change territory when it comes to cannabis policy. A handful of states have legalized recreational marijuana use and more than half have legalized medical use while others are poised to do so. And in what will be the real game-changer, California may legalize recreational […]
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A new approach to bail in Sonoma County Superior Court could soon raise the price of freedom. Judges will start observing strict time limits on how long bail remains in place, requiring new bail to be posted if prosecutors do not bring charges within 15 days of a first court […]
A minister in the North Coast chapter of the Native American Church says his right to religious freedom was violated when sheriff’s deputies seized mind-altering peyote from his home during a raid on indoor pot gardens. Former Santa Rosa resident David Marbain, 56, is seeking the return of nearly 5 […]