County releases draft cannabis ordinance – Half Moon Bay Review

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County releases draft cannabis ordinanceHalf Moon Bay ReviewAs the state prepares to issue commercial cannabis licenses starting Jan. 1, 2018, San Mateo County has drafted an ordinance that, if adopted, would guide what is allowed in its unincorporated communities. The clock is ticking as the Board of … Read the full article at: County releases draft cannabis ordinance …

Millbrae just says no to pot shops – San Mateo Daily Journal

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Millbrae just says no to pot shopsSan Mateo Daily JournalTo the greatest extent possible, officials stamped out allowing cannabis businesses to open up shop in Millbrae, but questions and public safety concerns still linger as communities across the state brace for widespread legalization. The Millbrae City …and more » Read the full article at: Millbrae just says no to …

SMC Residents Invited To Meetings On Proposed Cannabis Rules – Patch.com

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SMC Residents Invited To Meetings On Proposed Cannabis RulesPatch.comSAN MATEO COUNTY, CA — The public is invited to attend one of the upcoming outreach sessions on the County of San Mateo’s draft ordinance governing cannabis cultivation and provide feedback ahead of a staff proposal coming back before the Board of …and more » Read the full article at: SMC Residents …

Lionel Largaespada: Marijuana sales ordinance needs more research – Vallejo Times Herald

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Lionel Largaespada: Marijuana sales ordinance needs more researchVallejo Times HeraldAs an answer to the projected shortfall in the City of Benicia’s budget, the majority of the Benicia City Council is proposing the legalization of retail recreational (non-medical) marijuana in our community to boost tax revenue. … Berkeley … Read the full article at: Lionel Largaespada: Marijuana sales ordinance …

Tonight: Portola Valley may temporarily ban outdoor marijuana cultivation – The Almanac Online

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Tonight: Portola Valley may temporarily ban outdoor marijuana cultivationThe Almanac OnlineAmong the concerns are odors associated with marijuana plants, demands on the water supply, taxation, and the implications of commercial cultivation such as testing and dispensing through retail outlets. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has …and more » Read the full article at: Tonight: Portola Valley may temporarily …

Cities chart path for pot use – San Mateo Daily Journal

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Cities chart path for pot useSan Mateo Daily JournalAfter months of deliberation over how city rules would intersect with the new state law legalizing recreational marijuana use, the Redwood City and San Carlos city councils introduced ordinances limiting retail stores and regulating other commercial … Read the full article at: Cities chart path for pot use – San …

Cities take aim at pot policy – San Mateo Daily Journal

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Cities take aim at pot policySan Mateo Daily JournalTwo northern San Mateo County cities are slated this week to examine limiting residents’ access to marijuana, but one set of policies stands to be more restrictive than the other. The Millbrae City Council will discuss Tuesday, Oct. 24, a proposal to …and more » Read the full article at: Cities …

Merchants worry about SF's Excelsior neighborhood going to pot – San Francisco Chronicle

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San Francisco ChronicleMerchants worry about SF’s Excelsior neighborhood going to potSan Francisco ChronicleTwo cannabis dispensaries, wedged together on the same block in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood — a neighborhood freckled with produce shops and hole-in-the-wall churches, and filled with merchants who hadn’t asked to be part of a “green zone … Read the full article at: Merchants worry about …

Former San Jose Officials Launch New Cannabis Business Association – Cannabis Business Times

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Former San Jose Officials Launch New Cannabis Business AssociationCannabis Business TimesThe new association will include cannabis businesses in Santa Clara, San Benito and San Mateo counties. The SVCA will have a political action committee to endorse and raise money for cannabis-friendly candidates and legislation. It’s the first of its … Read the full article at: Former San Jose …

Police reports – San Mateo Daily Journal

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Police reportsSan Mateo Daily JournalSomeone was playing loud music on Matsonia Drive, it was reported at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Arrest. A 21-year-old woman from San Mateo was arrested for providing false identification to an officer and was served with a DMV license suspension … Read the full article at: Police reports – San Mateo Daily Journal

County crops increase to $135M – San Mateo Daily Journal

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County crops increase to $135MSan Mateo Daily JournalThat growers use cannabis to achieve economic sustainability as an operation, and keep producing what are traditional San Mateo County crops,” Crowder said. Crowder reassured marijuana isn’t going to displace other staples grown outdoors, because … Read the full article at: County crops increase to 5M – San Mateo Daily Journal

Berkeley man gets 34 years to life for human trafficking – SFGate

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SFGateBerkeley man gets 34 years to life for human traffickingSFGateREDWOOD CITY (BCN). A 29-year-old Berkeley man was sentenced today in a Redwood City courtroom to 34 years to life following a conviction for trafficking a minor, San Mateo County prosecutors said. Between at least Oct. 1 and Dec. 10, 2015, Matthew …and more » Read the full article at: Berkeley …

SF Planning Commission calls for moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries – KTVU San Francisco

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KTVU San FranciscoSF Planning Commission calls for moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensariesKTVU San FranciscoThe district has been particularly attractive to cannabis providers in part because it borders San Mateo County, where there is a full ban on dispensaries, and has easy freeway access. “We know it’s a stopgap measure, but we’re under siege here,” said …and more » …

County sees green in cannabis cultivation – Half Moon Bay Review

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Half Moon Bay ReviewCounty sees green in cannabis cultivationHalf Moon Bay ReviewCannabis opportunities might grow on the Coastside as the state prepares to issue cultivation licenses at the start of 2018. In the meantime, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is seeking a local ordinance for indoor and greenhouse cultivation, … Read the full article at: County sees …

SF may stunt growth of cannabis industry ahead of legalization – San Francisco Examiner

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San Francisco ExaminerSF may stunt growth of cannabis industry ahead of legalizationSan Francisco ExaminerSan Francisco may ban new medical marijuana dispensaries in one working-class neighborhood or adopt a citywide moratorium on all new ones, just months before legal sales of recreational marijuana will begin. Supervisor Ahsha Safai introduced on May 2 … Read the full article at: SF …