Foothills Event Center eyed for cannabis dispensary – The Union of Grass Valley


Grass Valley has started its evaluation of applicants for a variety of cannabis businesses — among them a dispensary proposed at the present location of the Foothills Event Center, at 400 Idaho Maryland Road.

Alanna Haley is the CEO of Sierra Flower Co., which is eyeing the location. She’s also owner of V’TAE Parfum & Body Care.

The Foothills Events Center is being sold to Ag Natural owner Roy Harris, center owner Mardie Caldwell has said. Harris could not be reached for comment.

Haley said she plans to move into the events center, but declined to disclose further details because the deal isn’t finalized.

“Yes, we’re moving into the Foothills Events Center. We have an agreement with Roy (Harris),” she said.

Haley added that she will only use a portion of the center, approximately 3,600 square feet. Sierra Flower has synergy and good relations with Harris, though she has no plans to collaborate on business projects with Ag Natural.

A separate company — Grass Valley Provisions LLC — has proposed to open a dispensary in Ag Natural, across the street from the Foothills Event Center.

Haley said that what attracted her to the events center

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Aberdeen City Council proposes limit of 6 medical marijuana dispensaries –

The Aberdeen City Council resumed discussion about a proposed ordinance that would regulate medical marijuana establishments Monday and agreed the number of dispensaries should be limited to six. 

The city’s proposed ordinance outlines regulations for dispensaries as well as facilities for cultivation, manufacturing and testing.

According to the proposal, the facilities would be allowed on property zoned as a city industrial park or in an unrestricted industrial district. Dispensaries would also be allowed in highway commercial districts and the central business district.

The discussion, during a city council work session, was a continuation of a review of the proposed ordinance that started before the council’s Aug. 23 meeting.

The measure had two places where council input was sought — the number of dispensaries allowed and whether additional setbacks would be required aside from the 1,000-foot separation required from public or private schools.

Northeast Alternatives Wins Six New Awards for Cannabis Products and Overall Dispensary Excellence – Yahoo Finance

NEA voted 2021 Best Cannabis Dispensary on the South Coast

Awarded five new prizes at the Terptown Throwdown Home Grown Cannabis Awards

FALL RIVER, Mass., August 31, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northeast Alternatives (NEA) has added six new awards to its trophy case in just one week, including being named the 2021 Best Cannabis Dispensary of the South Coast in South Coast Media Group’s 2021 Best of the Best competition.

These wins bring NEA’s total to 20 awards for cannabis flower, edibles, concentrates, tinctures, and overall excellence as a dispensary. In total, NEA’s founders have won more than 30 awards during their careers.

NEA’s win was announced at the Best of the Best awards ceremony on August 25. This is the second year in a row that NEA has been named Best Dispensary of the South Coast. According to Kyle Bishop, COO and co-owner, this people’s choice award is NEA’s proudest achievement to date.

“This award means everything to us,” Bishop said. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us, offer us feedback, and continue to make NEA their choice dispensary. We couldn’t have done it without you.”

A few days earlier, NEA competed for the first time in the Home Grown Cannabis Awards, a

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Saginaw’s first recreational marijuana dispensary is now open –

SAGINAW, MI – A new recreational marijuana dispensary opened its doors Tuesday, Aug. 31, bringing a non-medical storefront to the city of Saginaw for the first time.

Saginaw’s Lume Cannabis dispensary, located at 3446 State St., is the 23rd storefront opened by the company in Michigan.

Lume opened a downtown Bay City location in May.

The Saginaw location is the 10th opened by the company so far in 2021; it plans to open 12 more before the end of the year and has a goal of 100 open stores by 2024, according to a news release.

“Lume Cannabis Co. set an ambitious goal for 2021: To open 22 adult-use stores across Michigan, and the opening of our Saginaw store puts us well on our way to meeting this goal,” Lume President and COO Doug Hellyar said in the release. “We are excited to introduce our brand and show cannabis in a new light to more adult-use consumers in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.”

The dispensary is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Prices are 20% off storewide and customers placing an order of $50 or more will get a choice of a free

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Opinion: What Real Marijuana Justice Could Look in East New York, Brooklyn – City Limits

‘In other states that have established a legal marijuana market, large corporations with significant capital make up the bulk of the market share while BIPOC communities have seen little, if any, economic benefit from legalization. New York can create a more racially and economically equitable path.’

City Limits

It’s been five months since New York’s Marijuana, Regulation, and Taxation Act (MRTA) was passed, ending the prohibition on the consumption of marijuana in state law and creating opportunities for social equity. This was a monumental bill for communities of color that have experienced decades of harassment and arrests due to the disproportionate enforcement of marijuana prohibition; by legalizing marijuana consumption, state lawmakers finally committed to changing the failed prohibition policy that essentially criminalized our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities. 

Additionally, the MRTA provides an enormous opportunity to create a strong and sustainable marijuana industry in BIPOC communities. For us at the East New York Community Land Trust (ENYCLT), we envision a thriving local marijuana industry rooted in racial justice and collective wealth building and decision-making by demanding public investment in the creation of a retail dispensary to be owned by the ENYCLT and operated and leased by a worker-cooperative. 

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