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Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

The audience taking notes on what the presenters were discussing. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Kimberly Morales

November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Chico City Council discussed district-based elections and present possible options and various aspects of commercial cannabis.Through an attempt to avoid a council stronghold, the city council constructed a series of public hearings for community input.As the first public hearings for dis...

Passionate Chico residents and city council members discuss cannabis and climate change

Chico City counsel that includes Mayor Randall Stone and Vice Mayor Alex Brown deliberating over the climate declaration Photo credit: Gordy Papalias

Gordy Papalias

April 4, 2019

The city of Chico held a council meeting at the Municipal Building downtown on Tuesday, where they discussed who would be on the commercial cannabis citizen advisory committee, and whether or not the council should declare a climate action emergency for Chico.The cannabis committee would be tasked wi...

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 State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation on recreational and medical cannabis

The cannabis forum panel consisted of five speakers from various fields. (From left to right) Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, University Police Chief John Reid, Butte County Health Department Officer Dr. Andy Miller, Fire Pharmaceuticals CEO Samuel Monteon and Inland Cannabis Farmers' Association Executive Director Jessica MacKenzie. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Roberto Fonseca

April 19, 2018

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted a cannabis forum to inform students and community members on the laws, risks and benefits of marijuana/cannabis use Wednesday. The panel of speakers consisted of five professionals informed on the topics: Mike Ramsey - Butte County District Attorne...

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

Why athletes can't use cannabis

April 12, 2017

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Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez. Photo credit: George Johnston

Gabriella Bermudez

April 16, 2016

Josh Gordon, Ace Sanders, Demetri Goodson and Jerome Simpson: They are all talented athletes in the NFL, but all four couldn't outrun the fate that the NFL had condemned them with. It's hard to remember that athletes are normal people like you and me. After all they lead a much more lavish life then...

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 20, 2015

Marijuana is indeed the ultimate gateway drug.Readily available, cheap and less intense than other drugs, marijuana popularly exposes abstinent bodies to a state of being high for the first time. The gateway drug theory simply states that the use of less harmful drugs often leads to the future use of more...

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