Cannabis farmers ask for local help as federal relief doesn't apply

APR 21, 2020 - "The federal government won’t give local cannabis growers COVID-19 relief funds because they’re growing a drug still outlawed by the federal government. The growers are now turning to local lawmakers hoping they’ll give them some tax relief as they deal with a decline in revenue."


After being deemed ‘essential,’ cannabis companies settle into a new normal

MAR 22, 2020 - "In the days just after the County of Monterey and then Gov. Gavin Newsom enacted shelter-in-place orders that saw all but businesses and government offices deemed essential shut down, local cannabis retailers report they saw a surge of activity as customers rushed to stock up."


Notice Regarding COVID-19 and Commercial Cannabis Businesses

MAR 22, 2020 - "Because cannabis is an essential medicine for many residents, licensees may continue to operate at this time so long as their operations comply with local rules and regulations."


Cannabis businesses can stay open during mandated quarantine in Monterey County

MAR 18, 2020 - "The shelter-in-place order issued on March 17 didn’t specify, so the Weekly checked with Monterey County's Cannabis Program Coordinator, Joann Iwamoto."


Jennifer Rosenthal Elected as Board Chair, CASA of Monterey County

AUG 10, 2019 - "Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Monterey County announced that Attorney Jennifer Rosenthal has been elected to serve as Board Chair for CASA of Monterey County."


MCCIA May Insider: Member Spotlight with Jennifer Rosenthal

MAY 15, 2019 - "The cannabis industry in Monterey County is ever evolving and establishing itself as one of the top growing areas in the state. It is a place where people want to come and do business."


Cannabis summit to offer local history, black market enforcement panels

DEC 10, 2018 - Cannabis’ past, present and future in Monterey County from Big Sur “Holy Weed” to NASA zero gravity horticulture practices will be covered by a number of local and statewide industry experts at this week’s Monterey Cannabis Summit hosted by the Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association.

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Herb & Hospice: How Medical Marijuana Is Helping End-Of-Life Care

NOV 28, 2018 - While medical and recreational cannabis are currently legal in 33 U.S. states and the nation’s capital, it still remains illegal at the federal level...


Cannabis grower cries foul over Monterey County tax determination

MAY 3, 2018 - In the unchartered territory of the burgeoning legal California cannabis industry there are bound to be glitches and one Monterey County grower claims it’s the victim of one...


MCCIA Announces Executive Board Members

FEB 9, 2018 - The Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association (MCCIA) announced today that it has elected their Executive Board to steer the association, which brings together members and stakeholders providing needed industry representation, education, and leadership in this new industry.


First dispensary in unincorporated Monterey County one step closer 

JUNE 28, 2017 - Aram Stoney has been operating a medical marijuana delivery business out of Carmel Valley for more than a year and he wants to scale up to a dispensary...



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