Tag: marijuana

Letter to the Editor: No weeds in the garden

Letter to the Editor: No weeds in the garden

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. It’s almost as if panic has set in at city hall and we the people must comply with this emergency. The emergency is not our fault. This is the city council’s […]

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Martinez could have commercial marijuana law by November

Martinez could have commercial marijuana law by November

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez could have its commercial marijuana ordinance in place as soon as November, city staff members told the City Council Wednesday night. But because the current moratorium on commercial operations ends Oct. 31, the Council may be asked to extend that ban for as much as a year because no further extensions […]

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Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

| September 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez Many of you, like my wife and I, recently received a letter from the Contra Costa County Elections Department advising you that your precinct no longer has a polling place and you will be voting by mail, whether you signed up for it or not. I have received many […]

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City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

City staff seeks more input for developing marijuana ordinance

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez employees will ask the Martinez City Council today for additional guidance as they craft a proposed marijuana ordinance to regulate commercial and other operations. Three staff members – Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe, Chief of Police Manjit Sappal and Contract Planner Brian Millar – wrote a report that described […]

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Marijuana dispensary clears first hurdle

Marijuana dispensary clears first hurdle

| August 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Planning Commission approves permit, sends agreement to council for vote MARTINEZ, Calif. – With an acknowledgment it is punting a final decision, the Planning Commission approved a permit for the city’s first medicinal marijuana dispensary and has sent the project’s development agreement to the Council for its vote. Firefly’s application is the only one under […]

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Planning commission delays decision on commercial cannabis application

Planning commission delays decision on commercial cannabis application

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Planning Commission agreed Tuesday with a city staff recommendation to delay deciding whether to recommend the City Council approve an application for a medicinal marijuana dispensary. Originally, Contract Planner Cindy Gnos and Community and Economic Development Director Christina Ratcliffe had suggested the Commission recommend approving the conditional use permit and an […]

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Residents pose questions at second cannabis workshop

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – While the city of Martinez, through its consultant Matthew Eaton, posed questions it wants answered before it makes any decision on commercial cannabis operations here, residents who attended Wednesday’s cannabis workshop brought questions of their own, rather than many answers. One member of the audience said she didn’t want cannabis being sold […]

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Letter to the Editor: Marijuana dispensaries

Letter to the Editor: Marijuana dispensaries

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez city council is acting as if there is no mutual understandings between themselves and others such as myself with regard to permitting the opening of more marijuana dispensaries than the one say they had to open earlier this year due to failed zoning protections. I hope this is not another gun to the […]

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Second city cannabis business workshop Thursday

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second of two cannabis workshops, at which residents can tell city officials what type of licensed commercial cannabis operations they want to open in Martinez, takes place Thursday. At the first workshop last week, residents heard Matt Eaton, HdL Companies’ cannabis compliance manager, told attendees that the city could decide to prohibit all commercial […]

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Residents hear commercial marijuana options for Martinez

Residents hear commercial marijuana options for Martinez

| April 15, 2018 | 3 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In the first of two workshops on the topic, Martinez residents heard the options the city could take to regulate commercial marijuana operations in their city. What city officials are hoping to hear is whether residents want any marijuana related businesses at all, and if so, whether they want it limited to […]

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