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Full text of the urgency ordinance adopted on July 26

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 29, 2016 – Below is the full text, as amended, of Ordinance 2416 – the new urgency ordinance adopted by...

Separating Myth From Fact: Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet

July 28, 2016 - Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released Marijuana Facts, intended for non-expert audiences seeking answers to some of the most common...

Bill to Remove March 1 Deadline Stays on Track

Sacramento, Calif. January 20, 2016 - AB 21, the bill that would remove the March 1 deadline included in last year’s Medical Marijuana Regulation...

New Federal Spending Bill Maintains Protections For Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC, March 22, 2018 -  In a blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions anti-marijuana agenda, Congressional leadership included in the omnibus spending package...

Post W – facts and figures

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 22, 2016 - Before Tuesday's highly anticipated Board of Supervisors meeting and the possible repealing of the current version of the...

News commentary: Nevada County BOS appoints CAG+2

NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 10, 2017 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS)  appointed 16 people to serve on the Community Advisory Group...

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Adds ‘Fresh’ Category for Cannabis Cultivation Tax

Sacramento January 11, 2018 - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has added a new category and rate for the cannabis...

Clarification on marijuana ban measure set for February 9th Nevada County BOS meeting

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 21, 2016 - Language clarifying the proposed ballot measure regarding marijuana cultivation in Nevada County is coming to the February...

Op-ed | Jonathan Collier: Let’s Get Down to Business

March 25, 2018 - Imagine if Nevada County announced that over the next three years it would be creating 600-1,000 new businesses, employing thousands...

First commercial insurer to file cannabis business insurance is approved by insurance commissioner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 2, 2017- Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance...

United States Is Turning the Corner on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 10, 2016 –  Voters in three states approved ballot measures on November 8, 2016, to legalize the use and possession of...

AG Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry...

The Mountain Messenger | The pols think we’re stupid. Obviously.

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 22, 2016 - County supervisors down here have joined company with some of the best con artists in the country;...

Commentary: Is CEQA sine qua non for changes to cannabis cultivation ordinance in Nevada...

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 30, 2018 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will hold another special meeting tomorrow, May 1st, to discuss...

CDFA releases final Environmental Impact Report for CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2017 – The final program environmental impact report (EIR) for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program has been certified and is available...

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

October 28, 2016 - Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon...

Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘reefer madness’

A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’ Wikimedia Commons Miriam Boeri, Bentley University This article has been updated to clarify that ‘Reefer Madness’ is a...

North San Juan residents ask Weston for representation, collaboration

NORTH SAN JUAN, Calif. February 2, 2016 - A town hall meeting was called by North San Juan residents to hear directly from their...

Nevada County Cannabis Ordinance Meeting and Environmental Review Process

April 13, 2018 - The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 1st to review and discuss a draft ordinance,...

Ryan Stoa: From wine to weed: Keeping the marijuana farm small and local

August 20, 2016 - In November, voters in as many as 12 states will see a marijuana legalization initiative on their ballots. Marijuana is...