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Special Coverage: Cannabis

The future of local ag: Q&A with Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Tawny Tesconi

The local farm sector is grappling with such topics as cannabis and animal rights demonstrations. Here's a Q&A with Farm Bureau chief Tawny Tesconi on the hottest issues facing local ag.

Letters to the Editor, June 15 - 18

Readers weigh in on Bear Flag re-enactment, Plaza art and council’s vote on cannabis dispensaries

Cannabis drive takes a breather in Sonoma

Local cannabis advocate Jon Early’s plans to deliver signatures for a November ballot initiative were put on hold Wednesday at City Hall.

California cannabis temp rules extended

The rules will be in place for at least 180 days while officials in Sacramento create permanent regulations.

Petaluma selects its first cannabis deliverer

A Petaluma startup with experience in the medicinal industry will start delivering recreational pot in the city.

Cannabis dispensaries can't find the right location

Gorin opposes cannabis business along Sonoma Highway, but there’s little where else for the potrepreneur to set up shop.

Sonoma City Council: Back yard cannabis OK, dispensary no way

City officials at crosswinds over ‘stinky weed’ in Wednesday special session.

Have a heartbeat? 21? On-site consumption OK at Cannabis Cup

This weekend’s Cannabis Cup NorCal in Santa Rosa will allow adults to partake on site, becoming only the second event in the nation to do so. ‘All you need is to be 21 years of age and have a heartbeat,’ said a local attorney.

Poll: Should Sonoma allow backyard cannabis plants?

Readers weigh in on the city’s proposal to ban outdoor marijuana grows

Letters to the Editor, May 29 - 31

Readers weigh in on buyers remorse, cannabis and new businesses in town.

Cannabis users lobby Sonoma to ‘grow their own’

Council to vote Wednesday on whether to ban outdoor cultivation

Controversy and chaos at the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission

The Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission waded into neighborhood cannabis applicants, and when the dust cleared only one was left standing.

Poll: Should you be able to grow your own in Sonoma?

The City Council will vote to limit private cannabis cultivation to six plants, indoor only. Do you think people should be allowed to grow marijuana outdoors?

Letters to the Editor: May 18

Readers weigh in...

Kathleen Hill: Flapjack feed, Cowboy Cab and more

4-H flapjack feed Sunday morning in Schellville for breakfast, Vox Populi at Reel for brunch.

Dispensary proposed for Glen Ellen intersection fires up the neighborhood

An application to open a cannabis dispensary in a Glen Ellen-area former firehouse has the neighborhood fired up, who say the location isn’t right for the business.

Seniors eye cannabis for health benefits

From recreation to medicine, more seniors turning to cannabis in Sonoma County

Cannabis group to host meeting on June 14

Looking to promote Valley’s cannabis industry

Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn't come with a high.

Crackdown needed on unlicensed cannabis ops, says California regulator

"The state needs to be protective of the licensing process and to say, 'Get a license, or we put them out of business,'" says Lori Ajax, Medical Marijuana Regulation Bureau chief, at an industry conference in Santa Rosa.

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