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Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer
August 1, 2018

Veterinarian Gary Richter has practiced veterinary medicine in the Bay Area for about 20 years. He describes himself as an integrative veterinarian that utilizes both western medicine and natural holistic...

Alameda County man pleads down four traffic violations in Fremont

Alameda County man pleads down four traffic violations in Fremont

Tia L. Wilson and Katelyn Gamble,
Contributors
June 2, 2018

Christopher Brownfield recently appeared before Judge Nikki Clark in the Fremont Hall of Justice for running a stop sign, driving with an expired registration, no proof of insurance and possession of marijuana....

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor
May 24, 2018

Union City is in the process of potentially approving its first ever marijuana dispensary. At a city council meeting on April 24, the council voted to “intend to award a permit” to Eden Campus Holdings,...

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California's cannabis movement

Oakland art exhibit highlights the history of California’s cannabis movement

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer
May 10, 2018

On an easel near the front of Gallery EVB is a picture of a man with a smile on his face standing behind jail cell bars. The caption on the photo says, “Dennis Perron in San Bruno Jail - 1975.” Perron...

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer
February 21, 2018

I’ve been smoking cannabis since I was 16. I’ve come to appreciate it for both its medical and recreational benefits. Medically, it helps with my anxiety when life gets overwhelming. Recreationally,...

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Cannabis users smoked proudly this weekend at One Love Cali Reggae Festival

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer
February 14, 2018

It was difficult to tell the difference between stage smoke and cannabis smoke this weekend in Long Beach. But the pungent smell made it obvious that festival goers were getting high. Joints were passed,...

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

Alaina Bigelow,
Staff Writer
February 14, 2018

In the late hours of Dec. 24, 2017, CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri was rear ended and killed by a driver under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. The driver himself sustained multiple injuries and was...

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor
January 31, 2018

Higher prices are causing people to shop around The excitement over California’s legalization of recreational cannabis has been met with some frustration. California’s medical cannabis patients and...

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor
January 6, 2018

State Treasurer's Cannabis Banking Working Group provides possible solutions Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, defined by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as having “no currently...

California releases emergency marijuana laws

California releases emergency marijuana laws

Alexander Lawrence,
Contributor
January 6, 2018

Recreational weed now for sale Richard Colorado has been growing marijuana privately for over 20 years. Although he was growing what was considered “recreational” product, he was able to vend his...

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California cannabis to be lab tested

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor
November 30, 2017

New regulations will set standards for marijuana Lab testing cannabis products is not currently required, it’s voluntary. Even if a product is found to be contaminated, it can still make it’s way...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Terrence Allen,
Contributor
November 16, 2017

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding...

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