The Hollister City Council unanimously voted Monday night to allow recreational cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and testing businesses to operate within city limits. Recreational, or adult-use, dispensaries and retail sales are still prohibited, but medical cannabis will be available...
Not many industries are eager to be taxed, but the burgeoning cannabis industry in Hollister is willing to pay in order to operate in a market now friendly to recreational, adult-use businesses."Taxes are a concern in the industry, and...
The future of this year’s Hollister Independence Rally could be decided this month as event promoter Roadshows Inc. tries to wrap up enough sponsors to submit a proposal to the city.Promoter Randy Burke said the Reno-based company is still...
Despite the completion of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott off Gateway Drive, the Hollister City Council voted 3-1 to include the new hotel in the Economic Development Subsidy, a program that is designed to encourage the development...
The Hollister City Council held a first reading of a proposed growth management program Tuesday that could cap the construction of single-family residential housing to 244 units annually.Affordable housing, senior housing, secondary or accessory units, special needs housing, and...
The Hollister City Council chose Tuesday night not to revisit a former medical cannabis business applicant after the owner asked for another chance. Additionally, two appeal hearings for California Finest and LLXP Corporation were pushed to the next council...
Q: Can you briefly talk about your involvement with and why you got involved with the cannabis industry?A: Initially my experience around cannabis was on the public policy side. I spent years working for the City of San Jose....
The Hollister City Council focused on cannabis operations once again as elected officials on Monday enacted an urgency ordinance that prohibits recreational cannabis business operations within city limits for a period of time.City leaders also approved a manufacturing permit...
As the Hollister skyline changes with the construction of new housing, city leaders are looking at an annual cap on new single-family homes as part of a residential growth management plan.At a special city council meeting Monday, local policymakers...
As California gets ready to issue business licenses for cannabis in the coming months, San Juan Bautista takes its first step towards allowing the new industry within city limits.The San Juan Bautista City Council and Planning Commission held a...

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