Sonoma County Approves Plan to Speed Up Cannabis Cultivation PermitsSonoma County supervisors approved the use of $370,000 in one-time funds last week to deal with the backlog of cannabis permit applications and gather input from the public as it develops cannabis policy goals for a revised ordinance.
San Jose Stoners Find Ways To Celebrate 4/20, Pandemic-StyleOn Tuesday people across the Bay Area gathered to celebrate 4/20, the unofficial cannabis holiday, even if it meant getting a little creative as the pandemic rages on.
San Francisco Takes Steps to Discourage 4/20 Gatherings in City ParksCelebrations for the unofficial pot-smoking holiday 4/20 were canceled for the second year in a row last week due to the pandemic, but San Francisco still took some preventive steps Tuesday in case crowds don't obey instructions.
COVID: 4/20 Celebration At Hippie Hill In Golden Gate Park Canceled For 2nd Year In A RowThe annual 4/20 celebration on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park has been canceled for the second year in a row due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, San Francisco officials announced Tuesday.
Cannabis Industry Group Partners With North Bay Credit Union To Offer Banking ServicesA California cannabis industry group announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with a Bay Area-based credit union that will provide checking, wire transfers and other banking services for more marijuana companies.
State Officers Remove 3,000 Pounds of Trash From Big Sur Marijuana Grow SiteState wildlife officers removed 3,000 lbs. of trash, hundreds of feet of plastic irrigation piping, discarded camping equipment and other debris at an illegal marijuana operation in the Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur.
Judge Nixes Lawsuit Challenging California Cannabis Home DeliveryIn what could be a temporary victory for California’s legal cannabis industry, a judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a state rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial marijuana sales.
Sonoma County Cannabis Grower Pleads Guilty To Felony Environmental ViolationsA man has pleaded guilty to environmental violations in connection with a cannabis growing operation on his property in western Sonoma County, prosecutors said.
Election Could Add Political Pressure to Lift Federal Marijuana BanVoters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting the nation’s deep political divide.
SF Sunset District Marijuana Shop Sees Business Boost From Pandemic AngstBarbary Sunset, a marijuana shop on Irving Street in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood, is celebrating its one-year anniversary and has seen a significant uptick in sales to customers trying to control stress and anxiety from the coronavirus pandemic.
Oakland Cannabis Retailers Say They're Under Siege From Violent TheftsOakland's cannabis businesses want more police protection after two workers were shot, one fatally, and industry advocates say that police are starting to step up but need to do more.