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Inyo Supervisors receive marijuana tutorial

By Deb Murphy One thing was clear after the public comment period at the Planning Department’s presentation on upcoming community outreach meetings on marijuana operations during Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting: the industry has come a long way from growin’ your own under bright lights in a bathroom. Reginald Cook, a medical marijuana […]

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Bishop City Council report: New Chief, new homes

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council delivered one surprise out of three potentially explosive topics Monday night. The two non-surprises: Interim Chief Ted Stec was appointed permanent chief of the Bishop Police Department and the Council accepted the Revised Initial Negative Declaration on the proposed 15-home Kingston subdivision. The surprise: the members pulled away from […]

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Bishop City Council modifies ordinance but allows cultivation of medical marijuana

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council accepted the tone of the Planning Commission’s medical marijuana cultivation ordinance, added a few tweaks of its own and appears to have a consensus, minus one, on allowing the cultivation of medical marijuana within city limits. The final ordinance will have its first reading at the Council’s January 11 […]

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Inyo Supervisors discuss DRECP, medical marijuana

By Deb Murphy Inyo Supervisors notes The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan showed up at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting in a big box. Scaled down from the 8,000-page draft, the final Environmental Impact Statement, 2,000-plus pages, whittled down the acreage identified as Development Focus Areas for renewable energy to 388,000 out of […]

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Bishop Planning Commission votes on marijuana cultivation, vape lounges

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s Planning Commission was far more chill than City Council when it came to ordinances regulating medical marijuana cultivation and vape lounges within city limits. Both ordinances passed but with recommendations to loosen up the restrictions and remove language that was described as onerous and specious. Now both ordinances will head to […]

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Medical Marijuana nursery rules

The Mammoth Planning and Economic Development Commission recently approved new guidelines for those who want to grow medical marijuana. The Commission supported the recommendation of their staff. Associate Planner Jen Daugherty said that the Commission supported the policy that growers of medical marijuana must be physically and legally connected to an existing medical marijuana dispensary. […]

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Medical marijuana dispensary permit not yet granted

Headlines in the LA Times Wednesday say “L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores.” So, once again LA has no law regulating dispensaries. The Town of Mammoth Lakes does have an ordinance on the books and has moved forward to grant a permit for the second of two dispensaries allowed in the town in spite […]

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Mistrials, guilty and not guilty

Inyo Court will sentence two defendants in July on sex crimes – Ronald Everett Barr and George William Chezum. In an earlier jury trial, Barr was found guilty on one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child.  The jury could not reach verdicts on three other charges – two felony counts of oral copulation […]

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Mammoth Police Department will accept dispensary permit applications

In April, the Mammoth Town Council decided not to impose a moratorium on permits for medical marijuana cooperatives in Town.  Officials reasoned that the voters of Mammoth had approved establishment of two dispensaries and that the Council should not alter that vote.  Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson had suggested the moratorium until the controversial medical […]

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Mammoth Town Council rejects medical marijuana moratorium

In the face of legal confusion, crackdowns by US attorneys, pending lawsuits and legislation and maybe a ballot measure to legalize pot, the Mammoth Town Council did not approve a medical marijuana dispensary moratorium. Police Chief Dan Watson presented all of the pending issues circling medical marijuana right now.  He recommended a moratorium on any […]

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Medical marijuana in Mammoth: temporary permit moratorium

In 2010, Mammoth Lakes voters said yes to medical marijuana co-operatives in town.  In 2012, a federal crackdown led to the closure of one of Mammoth’s two co-ops.  Now, the police chief reports that the status of medical marijuana has turned into a temporary moratorium. Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson stood up at Wednesday night’s […]

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