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Special Coverage: Cannabis

Sonoma County cracks down on illegal cannabis grows

662 grow sites disrupted.

Santa Rosa firm extracts alcohol from cannabis

Delta Separations’ business got a boost last year when the state said it won’t consider ethanol a volatile material. That meant cannabis extraction will face less local and state regulation.

Sonoma City Council to dip into cannabis, tasting room regulation

It could be a bad week coming up for intoxicants, with the City Council poised to consider permanent regulation on wine tasting rooms and cannabis-related businesses at their Monday meeting.

Poll: Should Sonoma’s dispensary initiative have gone to vote?

Readers weigh in on city’s decision to delay cannabis-shop vote

Sonoma closes in on grow-your-own ordinance

Sonoma’s Planning Commission, City Council to refine proposed cannabis ordinance by months’ end.

Legal marijuana industry tries to shake 'stoner' stereotypes

Pot advocates are working to dispel the idea that people who toke up still live on couches in their parents' basements and spend their waking hours eating Cheetos and playing video games.

Bill Lynch: Whether cannabis or wine, Sonomans have been a thorn in the side of prohibitions

Sonoma ‘the worst’ violator of the Volstead Act during Prohibition

Cannabis on the ballot in Nov. 2020

Hundley abstains in protest over council inaction on issue

Study: Sonoma dispensary initiative flawed and inconsistent

The cannabis petition to be reviewed by City Council has no mechanism for revenue, says a Sonoma consultant study.

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 21 - 23

A response to criticisms, and a plea for mountain lions

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 17 - 20

Readers weigh in with a nursery rhyme, on the gas tax and cannabis

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 14 - 16

Readers weigh in on cannabis dispensaries, county fair and Calvin Coolidge’s birthday

Valley Forum: Cannabis advocate Erich Pearson calls for compromise

Sonomans and the fine art of compromise

After heated debate, county advances new rules for cannabis trade

Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday signaled support for rules that would allow cannabis cultivation on parcels of at least 10 acres.

Jason Walsh: Are Sonomans capable of making informed decision on head shops?

Petitioners upheld their end; council should have let voters decide on pot initiative.

‘Bullseye’ email about cannabis vote raises alarms at Sonoma City Hall

Jon Early’s message puts ‘target’ on councilman; cannabis advocate denies it was intended as a threat.

Sonoma County to consider pot policy changes

Under the proposal, smaller pot farms would face a more thorough permitting process than larger ones, while residents also could seek banning cultivation in some areas.

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 3 - 6

‘Small-town’ editor taken to task for ‘yellow journalism’

Growing backyard cannabis in Sonoma

Tips from the Valley of the Moon Garden Club

County Democrats pass resolution urging revote on cannabis petition

An unusual resolution by the Sonoma County Democratic Party challenged the city council to vote again on a local cannabis petition. But it has failed: there will be no revote.

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