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Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Established marijuana dispensary eyeing Union City for new location

Tanaya Landry,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Metro

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, LLC, owned by Soufyan Abouahmed and Shareef El-Sissi. They will still need to complete a fin...

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


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

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 was a cannabis activist and a leader in the movement to legalize marijuana. He co-authored Calif...

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for recreational marijuana

Priscila Chavez,
Contributor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Metro

On Feb. 13, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for marijuana. Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted that night, “We have become what may be the first city in the country to declare ourselves a sanctuary city for cannabis.” This means that any Berkeley city department...

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

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, it doesn’t leave me with a massive hangover if I decide to overdo it with my friends. I’m gla...

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


Filed under Features

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, blunts were rolled, pens hit and pipes ripped. One Love Cali Reggae Fest was two days filled with live music, d...

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

Alaina Bigelow,
Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

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 later charged with manslaughter. Almost a week later on Jan. 1, marijuana was legalized in the state of C...

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

New recreational cannabis taxes are increasing costs for consumers

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Metro, Showcase

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 new recreational customers have noticed that there have been new taxes added onto their purchases. Cannabis...

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Solving the banking problems for California’s marijuana industry

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

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 accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This classification subjects cannabis to the s...

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


Filed under Features

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 medical marijuana, but professional sports leagues need to have dialogue about their rules...

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Milpitas forms marijuana committee

Rebecca Olmos,
Contributor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Metro

City passes temporary ban in response to Prop 64 On Nov. 8th, 2016, 57 percent of Californians voted yes on Proposition 64, at which point the consumption and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal throughout the entire state. In January the recreational sales of marijuana will go ...

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Permits, pornos and pot: oh my!

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The general election is just four weeks away and voters are beginning to feel the pressure. California voters specifically will have a number of major decisions to make concerning issues in their state on Nov. 8. Seventeen new propositions are on the ballot this year and range from death penalty pr...

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Amoeba adapts from music to marijuana

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

 Amoeba Music, known for trading, buying and selling all forms of new and used music will begin to sell a new product soon: marijuana. According to Amoeba Music employee Debby Goldsberry, the Berkeley location applied for and received a permit to sell marijuana last month. The music store, which o...

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