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SANTA BARBARA: COZY WITH CANNABIS

Another cozy relationship between Board of Supervisors and Big Cana. By Jeff Giordano June 23, 2019, published in the Santa Barbara Press-Reader  This guest opinion references a Los Angeles Times article, “The world’s largest pot farms and how Santa Barbara opened the door”(June 12th). Since cannabis firm Tilray’s successful IPO, investors have poured capital into…
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Too much legal marijuana: Last year’s harvest alone may give Oregon a pot surplus of more than 1 billion joints

Too much legal marijuana: Last year’s harvest alone may give Oregon a pot surplus of more than 1 billion joints Bear Westerlind, an employee at the medical marijuana dispensary Kaya Shack in Portland, Ore., displays June 25, 2015, different types of marijuana flowers sold at the shop. Supply of legal marijuana in the state is…
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The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door

So let’s see, a decade from now at this rate, California will be buying most of its dairy, fruits and vegetables from out of state, and Mexico (already most of our produce for most of the year now comes from Mexico). Yet great trade off: we’ll have more Pot than anywhere on earth. It will…
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Proliferation of Pot Crime continues – Kidnappings in Santa Rosa

Isn’t it swell to have green pharming in our once bucolic, rural county?Thanks Board of Supervisors and Cannabis Lobby. MARTIN ESPINOZA AND BILL SWINDELL THE PRESS DEMOCRAT May 4, 2019 Following an armed search and standoff with officers Saturday afternoon, a Santa Rosa man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping two brothers over a marijuana…
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NFPA Journal – Hazards of the Trade

Hazards of the Trade As with any industrial process, marijuana production comes with an assortment of hazards, some more exotic than others. In general, the hazards break down into those associated with growing, and those associated with the THC extraction process. Growing hazards include: Egress—With space at a premium, most grows are very crowded, with…
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Pharmers cause fire – illegal wiring in unpermitted building Mark West Watershed

Mark West Watershed neighborhood had a major incident today. Just a few hours ago one of the County’s PRP grows again put the safety of the public at risk. Illegal wiring in an unpermitted drying shed burned the building to the ground in a heavily forested area accessible only by a narrow, steep, dirt dead end…
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Legalizing pot doesn’t come without societal costs. Just look at Colorado, anti-marijuana advocate says

By Jan Murphy | jmurphy@pennlive.com Wondering what Pennsylvania would look like if recreational marijuana was legalized here may only require looking at Colorado’s experience to see how it has worked out there. Let’s just say it was described as less than desirable at a session Friday at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, an annual gathering of conservatives.…
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Stinky Situation: An investigation into Cathedral City’s cannabis odor problem

By: Jake Ingrassia Posted: Feb 08, 2019 05:06 PM PST Updated: Feb 12, 2019 08:20 PM PST CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif.- – After nearly two years of legal cannabis cultivation in Cathedral City, the industry generated $1.5M of tax revenue last year and is expected to exceed $2.5M this year. When it first took off, the pungent smell…
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Open Letter From Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods: How Sonoma County Fouled Up Planning for Cannabis Cultivation

SONOMA, Calif., April 4, 2019 (Newswire.com) – The following is an open letter from Craig S. Harrison, retired environmental lawyer, a founding member of Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods and president of the Bennett Valley Community Association. Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods is a coalition of concerned Sonoma County residents dedicated to representing neighborhoods in lobbying the county for the common-sense…
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Santa Barbara Cannabis and Its Discontents Critics Push Back Against New Industry

Santa Barbara Cannabis and Its Discontents Critics Push Back Against New Industry Ann Louise Bardach may be world famous as an investigative reporter, but in Santa Barbara County she’s emerged as a high-octane political pot-stirrer, far more inclined to use vinegar than honey to catch the proverbial flies. In recent months, Bardach teamed up with…
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