Crystal Gries uses medical marijuana instead of addictive opioids to manage pain suffered because of broken bones from a vehicle collision. She spoke at the SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting Friday, October 20, 2017 an said the county's draft ordinance would not allow her to grow the number of plants she needs.
Although she's only tried marijuana once, Shelby Bernard and her husband think the land they recently bought outside Arroyo Grande would be ideal for cultivation. She spoke at a hearing on Friday, October 20, 2017, to the SLO County Board of Supervisors.
Kephas Neuhs says San Luis Obispo County Supervisors are preventing his freedom of religion as a Rastafarian. He spoke at the supervisors' meeting Friday, October 20, 2017 to explain that under the current draft ordinance, he would not be eligible for a land use permit to grow the amount of marijuana he has grown for 20 years.
A family from Paso Robes bought land in California Valley to build a house. Now they're growing medical marijuana and finding "a new start." However, San Luis Obispo County might ban marijuana grows on the Carrizo Plain.
Larry and Candice Montenegro were struggling to pay the bills living in California Valley near Carrizo Plain. But now Larry Montengro delivers water pumped from his own two wells to about 60 marijuana growers in the area. They say the cannabis industry has been good for the California Valley economy.
Proposition 64 establishes one ounce of marijuana, or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates, as the legal limit for recreational pot possession for adults over age 21. Here are examples of actual amounts of products someone could carry now that California vote
The blossoming of marijuana farms in California Valley, about 50 miles east of San Luis Obispo, has changed the rural community’s physical and cultural landscape. SLO County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to regulate growing sites and protect the sensitive animal habitat, but the marijuana ventures already are having an impact.
Two decades after the Compassionate Use Act was approved by California voters, local governments are still struggling to balance regulation of medical marijuana. Here is an abbreviated history of the issue in SLO County.