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Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

Martinez City Council may offer cannabis waivers to Firefly

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Firefly, the company that has been attempting to open a marijuana dispensary in Martinez since 2017, could get some waivers from the city’s new commercial cannabis ordinance requirements, according to a resolution under consideration today by the City Council. An amendment to the new ordinance could be introduced at tonight’s meeting, and […]

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Council approves cannabis ordinance

Council approves cannabis ordinance

| April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council has approved a new commercial cannabis ordinance that establishes how many businesses would be allowed in the city, where they could be opened, and how Martinez will define “youth centers.” That latter point had been a sticking point in Firefly’s attempt to open a dispensary in the same building […]

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Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

Commercial cannabis ordinances get final Council vote tonight

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez’s proposed commercial cannabis ordinances will receive a final City Council vote tonight. The Council’s votes would repeal certain portions of the Municipal Code and modify the law to allow commercial cannabis uses in specified zoning districts. The panel previously introduced the two ordinances at its March 20 meeting. At that meeting, […]

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Letter to the Editor: The marijuana invasion

Letter to the Editor: The marijuana invasion

| March 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mayor Schroeder was back at it again last Wednesday night, figuring out how he can get two marijuana ordinances passed which will repeal our existing municipal prohibitions against the commercial sale, manufacturing and distribution of marijuana in Martinez. He has been trying to do so since 2008. He is on the cusp of victory, but […]

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Planning Commission sends recommendation for cannabis ordinance to City Council

Planning Commission sends recommendation for cannabis ordinance to City Council

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission decided Tuesday it likes most of the provisions of a proposed commercial cannabis ordinance, but suggested allowing an additional delivery service among those the city would allow to operate within its limits. City staff has recommended two retail, or dispensary, cannabis businesses, and has suggested they’d be suitable additions […]

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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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