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Citizen Charles Withuhn criticizes the councils handling of the Homeless Oppurtunity plan.

City Council discusses marijuana sale fees; tensions among council members run high on election night

Chloe Curtis and Alex Martin // November 5, 2020

Citizens of Chico gathered in City Hall on the night of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, and two key issues stood out — the acceptance of California Alcohol and Beverage grant and the establishment...

A watercolor made by Erin Holve

Cannabis is Coming to Chico, is the Community Safe?

Erin Holve, Reporter // September 15, 2020

The city of Chico has approved an ordinance for cannabis dispensaries with a 5-2 vote. The two dissenting votes came from Sean Morgan and Kasey Reynolds.  Dozens of residents showed up to the...

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

Talking about cannabis, on campus

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...

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

Chico council votes to regulate the use of marijuana

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...

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

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

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...

City council member being greedy Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Chico bans recreational marijuana dispensaries, losing millions for city

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...

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

Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

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...

Photo by: Katia Berg

Don’t pass the joint to pets

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // April 21, 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...

Photo by: Jessica Johnson

Trump should go green

Roberto Fonseca // April 20, 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...

Photo credit: Chase Falk

A little marijuana goes a long way in bed

Rachel Reyes // April 18, 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...

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