Tag: marijuana

Letter to the Editor: City Council didn’t think about children

Letter to the Editor: City Council didn’t think about children

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a kid that grew up in Los Angeles, I have seen the story that played out at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. Let’s sell drugs just outside the high school because the district can’t do anything. We will carry guns to make sure we protect our product and cash. In addition, we will imply favors […]

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Four retail cannabis store proposals highlight City Council meeting tonight

Four retail cannabis store proposals highlight City Council meeting tonight

| November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – There should be no boredom at tonight’s city council meeting. The four cannabis storefront applications, the Traditions at the Meadow park district and a new pro baseball team sponsor, are agenda highlights. Cannabis City code allows only two retail cannabis stores to operate in town, and Firefly Health was recently approved for […]

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Council awards Firefly first cannibas license

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The City council awarded Firefly Health Inc. a Conditional Certificate to establish a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis facility. There were seven applicants for two permits that the city may issue to conduct a commercial marijuana business within Martinez City limits. Martinez will receive a six percent tax on the gross receipts […]

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SB 223 allows medical cannabis  on K-12 campuses

SB 223 allows medical cannabis on K-12 campuses

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

If Governor Gavin Newsom signs SB-223, California students will be allowed to take medical marijuana at K-12 schools, but only under certain conditions and only in districts that decide not to opt-out. In other words, it is not mandated by the state. This means the Martinez Unified School District will likely be discussing the merits […]

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City soliciting commercial cannabis proposals

City soliciting commercial cannabis proposals

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The city of Martinez is seeking proposals from those who want to open commercial cannabis businesses here, according to an announcement released through City Planner Margaret Kavanaugh-Lunch. Successful applicants first would receive a conditional certificate and ultimately would be awarded a commercial cannabis operating permit, needed before they could open a business in the city, […]

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Sal’s lease extension, concession stand repairs, Firefly on tonight’s Council agenda

Sal’s lease extension, concession stand repairs, Firefly on tonight’s Council agenda

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Decisions on a restaurant’s lease extension, Waterfront Park’s concession stand repairs and an ordinance amendment to accommodate the company whose cannabis dispensary application had been put on hold are on tonight’s Martinez City Council meeting agenda. Also under consideration tonight are an employees’ compensation plan and a Capital Improvement Program amendment related […]

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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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