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.


Government / Politics

Hollister City Council delays medical marijuana resolutions, again

Lack of a quorum forces delay of vote. Residents tread lightly in voicing concerns because of legal etiquette

Legal Prop. 215 medical marijuana plants grown at Purple Cross RX.


OPINION: Sheriff/DA to lobby Supes to eradicate medical marijuana crops:Just Say No

Sheriff Thompson and DA Hooper will lobby county supervisors for resources to eradicate alleged illegal medical marijuana crops at next BOS public meeting, hoping for pot luck


Government / Politics

One step forward, two steps back as council delays medical marijuana ordinance again

As medical marijuana ordinance appeared headed for adoption it takes a detour for more rewrites before coming back at the Dec. 19 city council meeting


Government / Politics

OPINION: The case for cannabis-based philanthropy in San Benito County

In the wake of Prop. 64 becoming law, how will San Benito County encourage philanthropic cannabis industry donors to contribute to the betterment of our community?

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Government / Politics

OPINION: Hollister almost ready to approve medical marijuana. Maybe.

The Hollister City Council decided not to vote on last-minute changes to ordinance at its Nov. 21 meeting. Herein are a few reasons why.


Business / Economy

Supervisors Pass Urgency Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

Legislative move, which can be extended after 45 days, is designed to stop new grows and limit plants to six per parcel


Business / Economy

City Council pushes medical marijuana ordinance decision to after November election

After Councilman Karson Klauer resigned from the medical marijuana ad hoc committee and Mayor Ignacio Velazquez nominated himself to step in, the council decided to wait on a possible vote until after the general election

Business / Economy

Supervisors consider ordinance putting moratorium on marijuana grows

A frustrated Supervisor De La Cruz suggests moratorium, bringing back potential pot ordinance for further study


Business / Economy

Residents speak against medical and recreational marijuana at council meeting

Speakers used the public input portion of the meeting to let the council know their thoughts ahead of a scheduled Sept. 19 vote on the city's proposed medical marijuana ordinance


Business / Economy

Council to decide fate of medical marijuana ordinance Sept. 19

The Hollister City Council chambers were packed as residents and medical marijuana advocates debated an ordinance on which the council will take a final vote next month


Second Reading of Medical Marijuana Ordinance at Monday Council Meeting

Councilman Karson Klauer has second reading of medical marijuana ordinance put on agenda for more discussion; mayor says it could trigger a council vote.


Government / Politics

More than 200 at discussion on medical marijuana

Local officials hosted meeting on proposed medical marijuana ordinance at Veterans' Memorial Building


Government / Politics

Informal meeting on medical marijuana heats up, residents voice opposition

Gathering organized by Hollister City Council members Karson Klauer and Raymond Friend draws such a crowd that it gets moved to City Hall


Business / Economy

Councilman invites residents to meet at Mars Hill to provide input on medical marijuana ordinance

Karson Klauer, a member of the ad hoc committee on medical marijuana, is inviting public to meet at Mars Hill on Monday, July 18 to discuss proposed ordinance