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

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

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...

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

Chico State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation on recreational and medical cannabis

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...

Why athletes can't use cannabis

Why athletes can’t use cannabis

April 12, 2017

  Christopher Hendrickson can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_sports on Twitter.

Sports writer Gabriella Bermudez. Photo credit: George Johnston

Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

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...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

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...

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