STATE

Title: Exclusive analysis: Only one in seven California cities allow recreational marijuana stores

Author: The Mercury News

Date: 15 April 2018

URL: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/15/exclusive-analysis-only-one-in-seven-california-cities-allow-recreational-marijuana-sales/

CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL

Title: Clearlake City Council supports new welcome sign, assesses penalties on unpermitted marijuana grows

Author: Lake County News

Date: 14 April 2018

URL: http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/55488-clearlake-city-council-supports-new-welcome-sign-penalties-on-unlicensed-marijuana-grows

Extract: 

The Clearlake City Council on Thursday gave its support to a new welcome sign for the city and approved assessing penalties on dozens of properties where marijuana was grown without the required permits.

 

GROVER BEACH CITY COUNCIL

Title: Is recreational marijuana coming to Grover Beach? Council ‘confident we can make the jump’

Author: The Tribune

Date: 13 April 2018

URL: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article208397629.html#storylink=cpy

Extract: 

Grover Beach only just approved its first medical marijuana retailers earlier this year — all slated to open in the coming months — but the city is already looking at the next big step to bolster its burgeoning cannabis economy: recreational use.

During discussion of the city’s existing cannabis policies on April 2, City Council members said they would tentatively be willing to update existing ordinances to allow retailers to sell marijuana for adult recreational use.

“It appears to me from the way the state is proceeding that the difference between medical and adult use is going to be gone in 18 months to two years,” Councilman Jeff Lee said. “I think my perspective is adult use and medical are going to be synonymous within a very short order of time, so if we continue with only medical, we’re hamstringing the other aspect of that.”

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article208397629.html#storylink=cpy

 

GUADALUPE CITY COUNCIL

Title: County Lines: Guadalupe City Council OKs ban on commercial cannabis cultivation

Author: Santa Maria Times

Date: 15 April 2018

URL:http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/county-lines-guadalupe-city-council-oks-ban-on-commercial-cannabis/article_20d848a6-16a9-5996-93b7-79f9d702732a.html

Extract: 

The Guadalupe City Council unanimously approved Tuesday the second reading of its wide-ranging ban on cannabis cultivation and sales — only carving out an exception for deliveries of medical marijuana from dispensaries in other cities.

The ordinance, which was first introduced during the council’s March 13 meeting, will go into effect 30 days from April 10. The ordinance prohibits cannabis dispensaries, the commercial cultivation of cannabis and manufacturing cannabis products. Delivery of cannabis will be restricted to medical marijuana from dispensaries outside the city.

The council’s action follows its passage of an emergency ordinance banning commercial cannabis and related businesses in February. 

 

 

LOMPOC

Title: Lompoc residents to explore formation of cannabis trade association

Author: Santa Maria Times

Date: 14 April 2018

URL: http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/lompoc-residents-to-explore-formation-of-cannabis-trade-association/article_ae775dad-4b84-5790-83ba-7fb95aabf455.html

Extract: 

A group of Lompoc-area residents with interests in the burgeoning commercial cannabis industry have joined together to explore the formation of a new trade association that would assist potential cannabis operators and also provide a united voice from those within the industry.

The formation of a Lompoc Valley Cannabis Association, and what exactly the association would entail, will be among the main topics of discussion during a meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Lompoc Public Library’s Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave. The meeting, which will be open to the public, will include a business plan presentation from Matthew Dula, of Dula Media Management.