Month: July 2016

FORT BRAGG: Ordinance draft expected soon

On Monday the City Council received further recommendations from the Public Safety Committee regarding a cannabis manufacturing ordinance that’s been in the works. Council members directed staff to proceed with drafting. The draft ordinance is expected to be brought before the council in the next month or two and. if everything goes according to plan, may become effective in late…

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California Supreme Court takes rare move in reviewing Upland medical marijuana battle

UPLAND >> Was Upland correct in deciding to delay a citizen-backed initiative until the general election because officials believed it was a tax? Or should the city have held a special election right away to let the residents decide whether to overturn the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries with a measure that also proposed a $75,000 fee per dispensary?…

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One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that’s always been just an assumption. Now a new study, released in the journal Health Affairs, validates these…

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