Month: February 2021

California puts marijuana workers above teachers for vaccinations

See the look of surprise and astonishment on my face. FEBRUARY 18, 2021 BY PAUL MIRENGOFF  VACCINATION PRIORITY FOR TEACHERS OR MEDICAL MARIJUANA WORKERS? The Los Angeles Times reports that California’s updated coronavirus vaccine guidelines place medical marijuana workers ahead of some teachers, bus drivers, and food and agricultural workers. Leaders in the cannabis industry had lobbied Gov.…
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Sonoma County releases draft of cannabis lobby revisions to ordinance

Wholesale capitulation to the cannabis lobby and out of area speculators abandonment of local residents, rural neighborhoods Removal of restrictions on cannabis production in the County All cannabis permits to be ministerial without neighbor notification or input Cannabis to be re-classified as an Ag crop Cannabis tourism restrictions to be removed The comment period will…
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“Small Farmer highlighted in Sonoma West article buying up parcels in Bennett Valley.

Must be tough to be small The reality is most cannabis growers in Sonoma County are well funded out of area speculators.

The latest proposed pot operation in rural Sonoma is a real stinker

Read about the proposed operation in Bloomfield, the latest poster child project for a bad ordinance gone even further amok. And please sign the petition.

Say no to canna-tourism (Press Democrat)

EDITOR: Sonoma County supervisors will be voting on the cannabis ordinance soon, and they are considering removal of the current cannabis-tourism prohibition. Please write your supervisor and demand that the county retain and actually enforce the ban on cannabis on-site hospitality activities. Request that the county uphold Ordinance No. 6245, Section 26-88-250 (c) (5), which…
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From the field: Our new neighbor is an out of town Board certified surgeon. Who wants to put a commercial marijuana operation next to our home.

Welcome to cannabis country My husband and I purchased our home in Petaluma in fall 2020. We’re a young, newlywed couple. This is our first home, and what we thought was our forever home. It’s a beautiful yellow victorian farmhouse and heritage home on one acre of land. We are surrounded by large fields where…
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Cannabis tourism will negatively impact property values (Sonoma West)

The cannabis industry wants to copy the wine industry’s model of on-site consumption and events. Currently, the Board of Supervisors are considering removing the current cannabis tourism prohibition. Yet, the cumulative impacts of this type of hospitality and events have not been studied. Hospitality activities at hundreds event centers rob neighbors of the peaceful enjoyment…
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