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Agriculture

Supervisors adopt hemp changes

Revised ordinance includes exclusion zone, larger setbacks and a conditional use permit requirement.

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Agriculture

San Juan Bautista approves rules for cannabis facilities

Pot operations will be required to have odor mitigation plans.

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Agriculture

Hollister City Council approves recreational cannabis ordinance

Allows sales starting July 3 to individuals over 21, home deliveries and other minor changes within city limits.

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Agriculture

Supervisors split on hemp moratorium

Motion to temporarily halt plans for industrial cultivation fails. Board will revisit the issue April 16.

County Agriculture Commissioner Karen Overstreet said only 50 applications will be approved for cultivating cannabis in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

San Benito County to open applications for cannabis business permits

Consultant HdL Companies will handle the initial phase.

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Agriculture

San Benito County forms committee for hemp cultivation ordinance

Ag Commissioner says local farmers are interested and have inquired about purchasing property.

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Agriculture

Federal Farm Bill legalizes industrial hemp farming

Cultivation in San Benito County could begin soon.

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Agriculture

San Benito County adopts cannabis ordinance for unincorporated areas

Financial discussion expected at next meeting.

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Agriculture

Sheriff’s Office airs public safety concerns over cannabis industry

Supervisors want Measure C to pay costs of managing compliance.

County management analyst Dulce Alonso was among three presenters to the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Agriculture

County cannabis ordinance goes to supervisors for approval

Residents voice concerns over odor and neighboring property value.

David McPherson presents latest draft of cannabis ordinance to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Agriculture

New cannabis draft ordinance sets business permit, age requirements

Supervisors aim to have it finalized Nov. 20.

Supervisors supported Measure C to test voters' mood for cannabis before moving forward on growing ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

Residents plead for county to expedite cannabis growing ordinance

Residents turned out at a recent San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting to encourage them to move forward on a cannabis growing ordinance as quickly as possible after the passage of Measure C.

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Agriculture

San Juan Bautista City Council holds first reading of cannabis ordinance

City council members held a public hearing on a proposed cannabis ordinance. The implementation of the ordinance is contingent upon a citywide tax gaining voter approval in November.

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Agriculture

Supervisors task ad hoc committee to coordinate with city in drafting marijuana cultivation ordinance

Ad hoc committee comes back to supervisor board to ask for clear direction for commercial marijuana cultivation ordinance.