Marijuana was on the minds of many during this week’s Hollister City Council meeting. Nine community members spoke on the local medical marijuana ordinance during...
Hollister City Council members Monday voted 4-1 in support of making a decision by Sept. 19 on a new Medicinal Marijuana Administrative Ordinance that would allow pot dispensaries in town for the first time since 2010.
But the Hollister City Council must take a hard look at putting in restrictions to bar dispensaries from downtown, other areas where children congregate.
Sheriff Darren Thompson will attend a marijuana training conference for law enforcement" in Denver next month after a county board approval Tuesday.
Hollister Councilman Ray Friend, like other colleagues, had questions Monday about current state laws and other communities’ precedent when it comes to establishing required, local regulations on medicinal marijuana.
Since the news always carries such a negative tone, this column will end 2015 with a bad and positive spin on some of the biggest local stories from the past year.
The Hollister City Council is reviewing its Medical Marijuana Ordinances that ban medical marijuana dispensaries within the city’s jurisdiction. The current ordinances, 1058 and 1059, were adopted in January 2010 as urgency ordinances.
County supervisors Wednesday held a special meeting to discuss medicinal marijuana in an attempt to provide public outreach on the controversial issue, but the local newspaper didn’t receive an agenda as usual before the gathering.
San Juan Bautista council members Tuesday learned that their city code includes prohibitions against growth and delivery of medical marijuana, and they upheld the ordinance while continuing to also ban dispensaries.
The county board chairwoman opted to make two controversial appointments herself—for a marijuana cultivation ad hoc committee—instead of allowing the board to vote on them.