Wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensaries on council agenda – Porterville Recorder

The Porterville City Council will consider scheduling a special meeting to interview three applicants as part of the process to award one of them a wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensary in the city.

The council will take up the matter as a scheduled agenda item at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The council will consider scheduling a special meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24 to conduct the interviews.

Bloom Farms, Main Street Apothecary and Uncle Green are the three candidates being considered. City staff reported the three proposals were received through the application process and have gone through an independent third party evaluation and the next step is for the applicants to be interviewed by the council. At its meeting on September 21, the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee recommended the council schedule a meeting for 6 p.m. October 24 to conduct the interviews.

The three applicants could have received up to 50 points in the independent third party evaluation. Each council member can also award up to 10 points for a total of 100 points. So as not to bias the council, it was recommended by the ad hoc committee the council not know about the scores

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Everywhere Cannabis Legalization Is on the Ballot in November

The legalization of adult-use cannabis is on the ballot in five states. Here’s where you’ll find it.

The midterm elections are coming on November 8. In addition to important elections that will determine the balance of power in Congress, local elections and ballot measures are set to make a big impact across the country at more local levels.

Among the issues that will be decided by voters in 2022 are a handful of cannabis-related measures. Voters are being asked to decide on the future of adult-use cannabis in some states, as well as city-level measures that will continue to define the future of cannabis laws in the US.

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Second recreational marijuana dispensary in St. Charles planning to locate along Randall Road – Kane County Chronicle

St. Charles’ second recreational marijuana dispensary plans to locate in the Randall Plaza shopping center on the city’s west side.

The St. Charles Plan Commission plans to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 on plans for Consume Cannabis of St. Charles to locate in a 4,146-square-foot space at 584 South Randall Road that formerly housed a sports bar. Syrup restaurant and La Huerta Market are other businesses located in the shopping center.

The Plan Commission with decide whether to approve the special use application. The commission’s recommendation will then go to the St. Charles City Council’s Planning and Development Committee and then to the full City Council.

Aldermen had previously voted 6-3 to allow recreational marijuana dispensaries to locate in the city. As part of the city’s rules, two recreational marijuana dispensaries can locate in the city – one on the east side and one on the west side of the Fox River.

The city’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened last year in the former Jared Jewelry store in the Main Street Commons shopping center in St. Charles. In 2020, Zen Leaf began selling recreational marijuana at its dispensary at 3714 Illinois Ave. after St. Charles aldermen gave them

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Newtons Garden Remedies Cannabis Dispensary To Sell Pink Ribbon Roll – Patch

NEWTON, MA — Garden Remedies, Inc. (GRI), a Massachusetts-based vertically integrated cannabis brand, is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with a Pink Ribbon Roll, a limited edition pre-roll prepared with pink rolling paper.

Pink Ribbon Rolls will be available at Garden Remedies’ recreational and medical dispensaries in Marlborough, Melrose, and Newton starting on Friday, Oct. 7 and are priced at $15 each or 2 for $20.

A portion of the proceeds from every sale of the Pink Ribbon Roll will go to Runway for Recovery, a non-profit organization that provides families with a continuum of support along their journey with breast cancer.

“Our founder started Garden Remedies partially in response to her own experience with breast cancer,” Jeffrey Herold, CEO of GRI, said in a statement. “It will always be an integral part of the Garden Remedies mission to support people and families in our communities who are struggling with cancer.”

Runway for Recover seeks to redefine the experience of breast cancer for families through community support, restorative events, and more — including an annual Fashion Show that celebrates those who are fighting, remembers those who have past, and inspires support for those who will be

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Danbury bends rule for weed dispensary to allow retail sales – Danbury News Times

DANBURY — A west side marijuana dispensary that was blocked from selling recreational pot because the city’s new cannabis regulations said it had to be 200 feet from a neighborhood has gotten a zoning break that opens the door for the business to sell retail weed.

“I don’t think this will noticeably impact the health, safety and well-being of our community in any way, and I think it is especially important to consider the limited nature by which a (pot) retailer like this will exist in the community,” said Candace Fay, a member of the Zoning Commission, who led the charge last week to bend the city’s newly passed cannabis regulations to benefit The Botanist on Mill Plain Road.

The Zoning Commission’s 7-to-2 vote Tuesday to allow The Botanist to measure its distance to the nearest residential zone from its front door instead of from its property line means the city’s only dispensary can now apply to the state for a hybrid license to sell both medicinal marijuana and recreational weed. With that permit secured, The Botanist could then apply to Danbury’s Planning Commission for approval to sell retail weed from its existing dispensary location.

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Massachusetts cannabis company to open retail dispensary in Brattleboro – Yahoo News

Sep. 30—BRATTLEBORO — A cannabis company with eight dispensaries across Massachusetts and Maine plans to open a Brattleboro location later this fall to expand into Vermont after regulators greenlit retail sales in that state starting Saturday.

Theory Wellness, a Stoneham, Mass.-based seller of craft cannabis and cannabis-infused products, is carrying out construction on a retail space at 768 Putney Road. No opening date is set, but this comes after the state Cannabis Control Board legalized sales of adult-use cannabis, also called marijuana, starting Oct. 1. Vermont towns can opt in to allowing retail marijuana sales, and Brattleboro did so in April.

The Brattleboro location of Theory Wellness is expected to bring 10 to 15 new jobs to the area, according to Chief Marketing Officer Thomas Winstanley, ranging from security to inventory manager to cannabis consultant.

The dispensary will also be the company’s first retail-only location as opposed to others that follow a model where the company creates and sells its products at the same location.

“In Massachusetts and Maine we are vertically integrated …, so we produce everything from flower pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates and even beverages,” Winstanley said. “Within each of those markets we have control over our supply chain and are able to

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The Best Dispensaries In West Hollywood – Herb.co

Sweet Flower is one of the longest-serving legal dispensaries in Los Angeles and a trusted retailer in California.

Here, cannabis connoisseurs and beginner users will find everything they need for their preferred experience. Located on Melrose Avenue, this Sweet Flower location showcases a progressive, inviting, and sophisticated take on the cannabis culture.

Even better, the dispensary proudly promotes BIPOC brands like Viola, Pure Beauty, Ball Family Farms, and many more.

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Black-owned Portland dispensary vandalized and burglarized within a week – KGW.com

The Green Muse dispensary on Northeast 16th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth was vandalized with a racist symbol left on the porch.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Black-owned dispensary in Northeast Portland was vandalized and burglarized within a week. The owner hopes the community can help his small business bounce back following the loss.

Karanja Crews, the founder of Green Muse dispensary, said about a week ago, someone was caught on camera lighting something on fire on the porch of the business. There was also a symbol of a cross inside a circle left of the porch. The symbol can be used to mean white supremacy.

“We are still in Oregon, so I wasn’t super surprised,” Crews said. “I’m born and raised here, I’ve seen skin heads growing up.”

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Crews said he thinks his business is being watched.

“I was thinking that we’re a target,” Crews said. “I was starting to feel that we’re being watched. I had a feeling that once this happened that people had been watching.”

Unfortunately, the vandalism isn’t the only

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