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Talking about cannabis, on campus

CADEC volunteer, third year Giianna Lagorio leads students through interactive activity,

Kimberly Morales

October 11, 2019

Is it cannabis? Marijuana? Hemp? Is it bad for you? Good? It depends on who you ask and where you're looking.On Tuesday, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) connected with a classroom of students in the Student Services Center as they hosted a “Let’s Talk Cannabis” presentat...

City council members vote 4-3 to form a cannabis committee

Nate Rettinger

March 11, 2019

Opinions clashed at the recent city council meeting where members moved to form a cannabis committee.City council members came together to vote on a proposed cannabis committee on Tuesday night at Chico City Hall. This committee would oversee the integration of the cannabis industry into Chico as a legi...

Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

Scott Huber (to the left) listening to citizens about their opinions about marijuana. 
Jessica Mackenzie (to the back left). Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson

September 17, 2018

Chico has the munchies for conversations. Chico residents were invited to participate in Conversation about Cannabis, Sunday, to talk about making cannabis legal in the town of Chico. Chico City Council candidate Scott Huber hosted the event to talk about his history with the issue of cannabis, and pres...

Chico council votes to regulate the use of marijuana

The council meeting discussed details on the sale of marijuana. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Christian Solis

November 8, 2017

Chico City Council voted 4-3 to pass a city ordinance strictly regulating the use, sale and growing of marijuana Tuesday night.Ordinance 19.75 prohibits commercial cannabis activity, sets up a permitting process for indoor personal grow only and prohibits use within designated areas of the city.Councilwoman Ann Schwab voted against the ordinance and said, "64 percent of vot...

Off The Record | Episode 7 | Sex and drugs, Chico and marijuana, and drinking in class.

The seventh episode of Off The Record. Photo credit: The Orion

Roberto Fonseca

September 28, 2017

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion’s opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at The Orion website. This week, writers Kendall George and Grayson Boyer talk about sex on drugs, Chico banning recreational marijuana d...

Chico bans recreational marijuana dispensaries, losing millions for city

City council member being greedy Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Grayson Boyer

September 25, 2017

In what can only be described as economic self-abuse, Chico City Council voted Sept.19 to prohibit recreational marijuana dispensaries within Chico, losing potential millions in tax revenue. The City of Chico’s minutes for Sept. 19 shows that the City Council voted to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries and public smoking of marijuana, yet did not ban the recreational use or...

Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Judicial affairs isn't a students friend on campus. Photo credit: Getty Images - Marilyn Nieves

Grayson Boyer

September 24, 2017

The Chico State Judicial Affairs mission statement describes “[advancing] student development by adjudicating reports in a timely, consistent and fair manner” as a key goal, yet the rules and culture surrounding Judicial Affairs are predatory and exist only to protect the school. Imagine being a fres...

Don’t pass the joint to pets

Photo by: Katia Berg

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 22, 2017

Smoking a few bowls can be relaxing after a long day, especially for those with legitimate medical reasons. However, with the convenience of obtaining a medical marijuana ID being easier than ever, it definitely isn’t uncommon to see more 420 friendly homes. Having a smoke session with friends can be...

Trump should go green

Photo by: Jessica Johnson

Roberto Fonseca

April 21, 2017

Get your medical cards because Trump is aiming his focus at recreational marijuana, according to his press secretary Sean Spicer in his Feb. 24 speech. Trump has been staunch on his disapproval of the use of recreational marijuana and wants law enforcement to agents to enforce federal marijuana laws ...

A little marijuana goes a long way in bed

Photo credit: Chase Falk

Rachel Reyes

April 19, 2017

When combining the prevalent sex culture of college with drug and alcohol use, it might be safe to assume there is a causal relationship between the students and the drugs. According to UCSB, the use of marijuana can elevate mood and arousal for many people, as well as stimulate sexual activity. A s...

High kids getting good grades

High kids getting good grades

Nicole Henson

April 16, 2017

Thanks to Jeff Spicoli's burnt out character in Fast Times at Ridgemont High the stereotype that students who use marijuana don’t care about their schooling has been around for decades. In reality, just because someone may be looking forward to getting high after class doesn’t mean they aren’t ...

Students adjust to dorm life without RAs

Photo credit: Jenny Salazar

Nicole Henson

March 14, 2017

“No RAs, let’s have a kegger!” Reads a resident dorm sign in Whitney hall. The floor is filled with signs like these, celebrating significantly less supervision in the dorms. Last week 20 resident advisers were fired for attending a party where underage drinking occurred. University Housing...

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