SLO County will not pursue an urgency ordinance to ban industrial hemp after the Board of Supervisors heard public comment in support of the industry at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, California.
The Arroyo Grande City Council voted to allow state-licensed medical marijuana delivery services to make deliveries in the city, but it won't allow Elite Care, the first locally-permitted service, to keep its warehouse in the city.
Elite Care Enterprises in Arroyo Grande was the first medical marijuana business to be permitted in San Luis Obispo County, but its state cannabis license was revoked. The City Council will discuss the issue Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Cal Poly SLO students Ted Fitzgerald and Conor Stephen have gathered nearly 3,000 signatures from students and faculty members in support of an agricultural pilot program to research industrial hemp at the San Luis Obispo, CA, university.
NIDA's Dr. Marilyn Huestis discusses new research, which used the most sophisticated driving simulator of its kind to mirror real-life situations. Results showed that marijuana use impairs one measure of driving performance.
SLO, California, held a workshop on a potential cannabis business tax measure to be put before voters on the November 2018 ballot. San Luis Obispo may propose a marijuana tax rate capped at 10 percent.
San Luis Obispo County voters will decide on a cannabis industry tax of 4 percent, with the potential to increase that rate by 2 percent annually each year, starting in 2020. The Board of Supervisors would have the ability to increase the tax rate up to 10 percent.
The Grover Beach City Council has said it would be willing to consider updating its relatively new commercial cannabis policies to allow for adult use of recreational marijuana. The policy change is not yet official.
When Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made their groundbreaking movie "Up in Smoke" 40 years ago, marijuana and the culture surrounding it were much different. Nowadays, consumers vape, eat and smoke cannabis, which is much stronger and comes in many strains.
Blue Moon inventor Keith Villa plans to release a weed-infused, nonalcoholic beer at the end of 2018 in Colorado, which is planned to come to other states with legal recreational marijuana, including California, soon after.
The Wine Industry Network will host the first Wine & Weed Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. It will explore the impacts of cannabis legalization on the wine industry.