Special Coverage: Cannabis
State releases cannabis rules, with no limit on farm sizes
The regulations will enable the state to begin issuing temporary licenses for cannabis businesses in January, when recreational sales become legal.
Sonoma still stalling on cannabis
When it comes to marijuana regulations, city needs to get off the pot
‘The Other Side of Cannabis’ to screen at Sebastiani on Nov. 12
R.I.S.K. sponsors Sonoma screening on Nov. 12
Sonoma City Council extends cannabis ban another year
The moratoriums cover the indoor and outdoor cultivation of both medicinal and recreational cannabis, as well as any commercial cannabis activities.
Constellation Brands buys stake in cannabis company
Alcohol giant Constellation Brands is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom.
More workers failing drug tests in Northern California
Marijuana is the most common culprit. A growing number of employers in Sonoma County are thinking about scrapping their drug tests.
Petaluma's cannabis policy begins to take shape
As legalized recreational marijuana sales approaches, Petaluma confronts retail, growing options.
Cannabis forum at Sonoma’s Vintage House
The use of cannabis therapy to reduce pain and inflammation will be discussed at Vintage House Senior Center in an educational forum on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Cannabis harvest heats up in Sonoma County
The outdoor cannabis harvest has begun across the North Coast, marking the first year when the state will attempt to measure and tax the crop within a new regulated system.
Survey: Californians spent $681 million on pot in 3-month period
A new study based on data gathered from dispensaries across the state attempts to capture how California medical marijuana users spend money at legal pot shops — an estimated $2.68 billion by the end of the year.
Sonoma council helps fund anti-cannabis screening
The Sonoma City Council at its Sept. 19 meeting approved an allocation of $1,500 from its “discretionary funds” to cover the cost of the rental of the Sebastiani Theatre next month for a screening and post-film discussion of an apparently anti-marijuana documentary at a time when city officials are weighing whether to loosen the city’s current prohibitions on cannabis in light of last year’s passing of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana.
SVCAC takes on cannabis, containers and the X Zone
A hilly, remote neighborhood near Eldridge seeks an X-Zone permit to prohibit vacation rentals on Vigilante and Morningside Mountain roads.
Sonoma Medicine Man: Mike Benziger looks to cannabis, farming for healing
As an icon for the wine industry and sustainable land practices, more and more people are taking notice of Mike Benziger’s new passion project, especially since he seems to be a walking testament to the healing power of plants.
Jason Walsh: Has Sonoma come around on medical pot?
Forget recreational – it’s taken 20 years for city to come to grips with medical marijuana
Marijuana businesses get extension on permit deadline
By Oct. 31, operators must apply for relief from hefty land-use fines the county has delayed enforcing in order to entice growers to come out of the shadows.
Teen pot use falls to 20-year low
In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released last week.
City Council to take on cannabis at Monday special session
Council will look at what type of businesses should be in the city, and where
Jason Walsh: Will Sonoma bogart legal cannabis?
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous,” Carl Sagan said in 1969. “An impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”