Cannabis growers question Santa Cruz County’s proposed regulations

Of the 70 or so people who filled the board of supervisors’ chambers Monday evening, close to two dozen made public comments. Most of those who spoke identified themselves as cannabis growers or dispensary owners and criticized what they said were overly stringent regulations related to fire safety measures, easements and plant density.

The meeting was the second opportunity to comment on a draft environmental impact report on the proposed regulations published Aug. 31. Additional public comments may be submitted through Oct. 31, and all will be included as part of the final report that supervisors will evaluate before passing permanent regulations on where and how cannabis may be grown in unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County.


San Diego legalizes local supply chain for marijuana

San Diego finalized its legalization of marijuana cultivation and manufacturing on Tuesday, becoming one of the few cities in the state to have a fully regulated supply chain for the drug.

Making indoor pot farms and manufacturing sites for edible products legal will boost the economy, create jobs and improve the quality and safety of local marijuana, City Council members said before approving the legislation in a 6-3 vote.