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Hollister recreational cannabis ordinance gets first reading

Final adoption expected June 17, would go into effect July 3.

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Business / Economy

Hollister council moves toward recreational cannabis

City staff and constituents weigh in; first reading of new rules expected June 3.

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


New cannabis draft ordinance sets business permit, age requirements

Supervisors aim to have it finalized Nov. 20.

David McPherson with HdL gave a presentation to demonstrate many choices that go into designing a cannabis ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

San Benito County partners with HdL Companies to design cannabis ordinance

Consulting group says county could gain $2 million to $8 million in annual pot tax revenue.

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


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.

Councilman Karson Klauer recused himself and Jim Gillio was absent for the vote on the dispensary. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council Approves Medical Cannabis Dispensary

After months of moving through the legal process, the Hollister City Council gave its stamp of approval for a medical cannabis dispensary to Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine.

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Police / Fire

AAA offers a 10 mile ride home with “Tipsy Tow” April 20 and 21.

AAA estimates that a first-time DUI conviction can cost a motorist more than $10,000 in fines, penalties, legal fees and increased insurance costs. Tipsy Tow is available April 20 and 21 in

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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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Business / Economy

Butane Hash Oil Lab “Red-Tagged” on San Benito Street

Second time law enforcement discovers illegal marijuana activities at San Benito Street location.

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Business / Economy

Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Violation and Abatement

On Monday Feb. 5 members of the SBSO, UNET, and HPD executed Inspection and Abatement Warrant to abate the unlawful cannabis cultivation from a property in the 300 block of Ladd Ln.

Councilman Karson Klauer, second from left, recused himself concerning properties on Industrial Drive. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Councilman Karson Klauer under investigation for conflict of interest

The state agency is investigating Klauer for possible conflicts of interest involving the city's cannabis ordinance and real estate deals that may have benefited his father and a co-worker.


Government / Politics

Hollister to impose 45-day prohibition on recreational marijuana

The Hollister City Council passed an ordinance that will prohibit the growing, processing or sale of recreational marijuana for at least 45 days until a decision can be made to make it permanent or modify it.

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Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Council Members Adopt Ordinance to Temporarily Ban Marijuana

The ordinance bans the sales, cultivation, and delivery of marijuana. City council members are currently working on a Cannabis Ordinance and will be holding a public hearing the draft on Dec. 6.

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Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Council Members Introduce Cannabis Ordinance Draft.

Drafted by Victor Gomez of Pinnacle Strategy, this is the first time members of the public had access to the ordinance.

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Business / Economy

OPINION: Local Entrepreneur Presses Case for Fair Treatment

Appeal filed with Hollister City Council to address process violations, disqualifications of cannabis dispensary applicants.