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Reasons Marijuana Legalization Seems To Be Failing

When it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a taxed and regulated marketplace and watch all of the evil associated with the herb – the criminal activity, the youth consumption –fade away into a footnote of American history. And by all accounts,…
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Use online complaint tool to report cannabis violations

Sonoma County has a code compliance system and they even have an app for it. So if you see something out of code, like RV or waste sewage or ridgeline development or lack of track and trace RFID, report it with this app. This will create a hard record in the file. You can include…
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Legal pot grows are nice and friendly alert – Man in custody after a marijuana robbery

With the assistance of a Santa Rosa Police Officer, deputies arrested Jesse Covarrubias, 29 years old, Delano for robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime. On October 22 at approximately 2:12 AM, three people confronted a security guard at a marijuana grow located in a barn in the 2400 block of River Road. All…
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Marijuana, improving the quality of life in Sonoma County. For criminals.

Trial opens for Healdsburg man accused of murder, burying body in marijuana garden Jose Evelio Martinez couldn’t get the man to leave him alone. Healdsburg resident Socorro Sierra had been calling and showing up uninvited to Martinez’s Cloverdale home, insisting he was owed as much as $16,000 because Martinez hadn’t come through with as much…
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THE GREAT AMERICAN CANNABIS EXPERIMENT – Politico

The Green Lady Dispensary on Nantucket island sells cannabis products, but that’s not all it does. The shop also grows and processes its own marijuana flower, cooks or bakes all the weed-infused candy and other edibles sold on the shelves, and tests everything for safety and chemical content. In fact, everything the Green Lady sells…
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Economic and Social Costs of Legalized Marijuana

Economic and Social Costs of Legalized Marijuana In November of 2018, the Centennial Institute at the Colorado Christian University commissioned a study to understand the impacts of marijuana legalization in Colorado. More specifically, the study aimed to understand the price that is being paid by Coloradans in order to mitigate the consequences of commercial marijuana.…
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Letter to BOS re: Purvine Road cultivation permit

September 18, 2019Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and County staff RE: File # UPC!7-0020 Cannabis use permit – 334 Purvine Road, Petaluma Supervisors, I am a working ranch owner on Middle Two Rock Road and I am opposed to allowing cannabis cultivation in our Two Rock  Dairy Belt area and in this location.  My family…
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New charges link 2018 home-invasion robberies in Santa Rosa, Petaluma

Federal prosecutors have charged a 29-year-old man sitting in a Virginia jail in connection with a series of violent home-invasion robberies in 2018 that left a Santa Rosa man dead and terrorized a group of Petaluma neighbors. Aaron McArthur, 29, was arraigned via teleconference Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. A six-count indictment…
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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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