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Planning Commission weighs in on commercial cannabis ordinance

Planning Commission weighs in on commercial cannabis ordinance

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In a workshop devoted to making suggestions for Martinez’s commercial cannabis ordinance, the Planning Commission focused Thursday on getting one phrase defined – “youth center.” Frustrated by the vague way California defined the term in its own cannabis law, the Planning Commission equally has been upset that the definition has delayed a […]

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Council introduces personal cannabis ordinance

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A revised version of a personal cannabis cultivation ordinance received Martinez City Council approval for its introduction Wednesday night. It could be passed on second reading Jan. 16, 2019. Originally, the panel saw its staff’s original proposal, which would have required accessory buildings to a residence that would be used for growing […]

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Planning Commission to review Martinez’s proposed cannabis management

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission will review proposals Thursday for the city’s proposed Cannabis Management Program. Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe wrote in her report that the Commission’s directions on topics under consideration for the program would be incorporated into a draft ordinance, which the panel will see in 2019. This is […]

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Council to revisit personal cannabis cultivation

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will resume its introduction and first reading Wednesday of an ordinance that would regulate the cultivation of cannabis for personal use. The Council first undertook the topic Dec. 5, and while members generally supported its provisions, they worried that it was too strict in construction requirements for an accessory […]

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Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

Council sends proposed personal marijuana law back for rewrite

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Worried that a proposed personal-use marijuana law might be too strict, Martinez City Council asked its staff Wednesday to modify it to allow residents to use backyard greenhouses up to six allowed plants. That means its introduction won’t take place until later this month. State law allows individuals to grow up to […]

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Council considers cannabis ordinance, jobs, new garbage rates tonight

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will introduce an ordinance tonight that would regulate personal-use cannabis cultivation, then turn its attention to a proposed increase in garbage rates. Currently, the city has an ordinance that prohibits indoor cultivation of both medicinal and non-medicinal marijuana except under the conditions established by state law, wrote Christina Ratcliffe, […]

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Commission endorses personal cannabis cultivation ordinance

Commission endorses personal cannabis cultivation ordinance

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission has endorsed a proposed ordinance that regulates personal cultivation of cannabis, and has recommended it for City Council approval. The decision came swiftly Tuesday after a staff presentation. Although no one spoke on the matter that night, Commissioners asked the Council to assure that some citizens’ concerns aired last […]

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Council extends commercial cannabis moratorium

Council extends commercial cannabis moratorium

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Reluctant to extend a moratorium on commercial cannabis operations for an entire year, Martinez City Council decided Wednesday the city’s regulation of those businesses must be in place by July 31, 2019. Martinez’s ban on commercial operations, adopted on an emergency basis in 2017 and extended until Oct. 31, was put in […]

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Letter to the Editor: No cannabis shops in Martinez

Letter to the Editor: No cannabis shops in Martinez

| October 7, 2018 | 3 Comments

Despite the current ban on the establishment of Pot Shops in Martinez, a recent city council meeting centered only on where, not if, a shop would be permitted. All the city council members appeared to assume that the opening of 1 or 2 marijuana dispensaries would be a boon to our city. The speakers in […]

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Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken for legal recreational cannabis

Letter to the Editor: The people have spoken for legal recreational cannabis

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent letter to the editor in regards to legal cannabis in Martinez stated “Martinez is getting seduced into the marijuana business. It’s most apparent motive is that we need the money. As in taxes, fees and whatever”. What the author of the letter is overlooking is that the voters in Martinez overwhelmingly voted in […]

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