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The following is the corrected date from the previous email regarding the public licensing workshop in Monterey:

MONDAY, January 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Monterey on January 22. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

The Bureau will be joined by other state and local agencies at the workshop, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).

The workshop schedule will include a brief overview and then transition to an open house where people can obtain information from and ask questions of different state and local agencies. This workshop is free and does not require registration to attend.

Public Licensing Workshop:

WHERE: Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For additional information about the public licensing workshop series, or to subscribe to email alerts to hear about updates as they become available, please visit our website at

For information on all three state licensing authorities, please visit the state’s California Cannabis Portal at Follow the Bureau on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily news and updates.


Title: Oroville City Council to reconsider marijuana ban

Author: Action News 12

Date: 15 January 2018


Extract:  “It all about money – the city’s in very dire financial straights, ” said Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

After voting the idea down last year, Oroville City Council is once again talking about commercial marijuana sales.

“This time there’s more momentum … a lot of jobs would be created,” said Mike Howard, a local proponent and former city council member.

Howard says he’s been in touch with some big dispensary companies who want to invest in the community.

And the new state law that allows commercial use and sale?

“That opens up opportunity and many cities have been looking into that, and adopted that … to not only charge sales tax, but also an excise tax,” said Howard.



Title: County sued over rules on pot growing Coalition cites environmental law while asking judge to ban coastside commercial operations

Author: The Daily Journal

Date: 16 January 2018


Extract:  As the full force of legalized recreational cannabis wafts over California, a law firm is citing state environmental regulations while suing San Mateo County for its approval of commercial cultivation rules.

Attorneys representing a group called SMC Marijuana Moratorium Coalition is asking a San Mateo County Superior Court judge to determine whether the county complied with the California Environmental Quality Act when it passed a local ordinance allowing greenhouse pot grows in certain areas of the coastside. It’s also asking that the county be halted from permitting commercial cultivation, for which applications were expected to start trickling in last week, according to court documents.



Title:  City Council to discuss cannabis again

Author: Taft Midway Driller

Date: 16 January 2018


Extract:  After vote to ban any commercial activity, council will here from deputy district attorney at study session

Recreational marijuana use, growth and sales is now legal in California and now the City of Taft is going to take another look at the issue and how its going to deal with it.

The city has now power to regulate possession small amounts of the drugs or use in private by adults, but The Taft City Council is going to take another look at the effects of legalization of the commercial growing and sales of cannabis and related products Tuesday night.
Two months ago, the City Council voted to ban all commercial cannabis growth and sales in the city with a provision to revisit the issue after Proposition 64, which legalized recreational use in the state, went into effect on Jan. 1.

Two local men, Travis Neumann and Ryan Coulter, have expressed an interest in building a commercial cannabis facility in taft.




Title: Truckee town council votes to shorten cannabis prohibition

Author: Sierra Sun

Date: 13 January 2018


Extract: After heavy public comment at a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Town of Truckee Council went against a staff recommendation and opted for a shorter moratorium on commercial cannabis activity within city limits.

“Just to be clear, I’ll vote no if it’s 10 and a half months,” said council member Patrick Flora during deliberation. “We should get this done sooner, rather than later.”

The temporary ban on commercial cannabis business establishment or expansion expires on July 2, but the town council has the power to extend it before that 6-month due date. The council also has the authority to come to a decision on an ordinance before July, which could end the moratorium.