Sonoma holding breath on cannabis

Despite its newly-legal status in California, cannabis remains a topic that runs long on controversy. Legal to some degree in 29 states and the District of Columbia, cannabis is nonetheless illegal at the federal level, and its industry generates vast sums of cash that cannot be legally banked.

Depending on perspective, it is a mild intoxicant with real medical applications or a dangerous Schedule-1 narcotic. Its legal production and operational costs are expressly forbidden as deductions by IRS code 280e, the only commercial enterprise singled out in federal tax code this way.

To say that everyone in America has not yet made up their mind about cannabis is to state the obvious. And in the crosshairs of this indecision are entrepreneurs like Jon Early. Read More…

City council votes to investigate dispensary option

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For those of you who aren’t yet aware, on Monday night the Sonoma city council voted 5-0 in favor of investigating an option to accommodate a dispensary in Sonoma. The council also expressed interest in learning more about manufacturing and testing labs.

The entire discussion, including public comments, takes place from 1:31:35 – 3:06:00, here: