• Supervisors Approve Cannabis Dispensary in Thousand Palms

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a cannabis retail outlet in the unincorporated community of Thousand Palms, the second dispensary in the area authorized by the board since June. The distribution facility is planned in an existing 7,734-square-foot building in the area of Adelaid and Front streets, according to the Riverside County Transportation & […]

  • Palm Springs Approves Increase For Cannabis License Fees

    The city of Palm Springs has decided to increase cannabis business license fees over the next three years. Because of the steep increase, many dispensaries were expected to oppose the idea, but we spoke to one local shop supporting the move, saying it will be good for the long term. Palm Springs is raising the […]

  • Desert Hot Springs Moves Closer To Canna-tourism

    Desert Hot Springs will be the first valley city to move closer to allowing cannabis use in concert venues and hotels. The city council voted unanimously on this ordinance Tuesday night and says this will put Desert Hot Springs on the map when it comes to canna tourism. “A marijuana entertainment facility means any facility […]

  • Supervisors Reject Changing Cannabis Zoning Regulations

    In a 3-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday rejected a proposal to reduce zoning requirements for commercial cannabis operations in Riverside County, based on concerns that too many in one space might negatively impact other businesses in the immediate vicinity. Following a roughly two-hour hearing, the board denied a proposed change to Ordinance No. […]

  • Cannabis Companies Want Access to Covid-19 Financial Help

    Cannabis businesses have been deemed essential in some states, including California, but their operations remain federally illegal. Industry leaders and some members of Congress are highlighting that dichotomy and appealing for cannabis businesses to have access to emergency funding and other avenues of financial assistance. They say those operations, too, are navigating uncertainty, furloughing workers, closing facilities and facing potential financial […]

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