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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...

Medical marijuana use limited by location

A sign posted at a house on West First Avenue warns marijuana users to not use the property to smoke weed. Despite California having laws that allow medicinal marijuana, restrictions still remain that limit where it can be used. Photo credit: William Rein

William Rein

February 10, 2015

A property manager who owns a house on West First Avenue has threatened to contact police to crack down on students who are using the backyard as a hideaway to smoke marijuana. On Feb. 3, a hand-written sign was posted on the fence of the property warning that the owner would contact police if there was continued prob...

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Astrid Vera, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, signs a petition to overturn new marijuana regulations.Photo credit: Annie Paige

Tj Carter

February 28, 2014

Medical marijuana patients are in the process of gathering signatures to overturn new county restrictions on cannabis cultivation. John Spivey, a volunteer, stood outside of Meriam Library Thursday morning to help gather signatures. The new regulations will be suspended and included as a loca...

Stricter grow laws may hit Butte County

Medical patients will be limited to growing 12 marijuana plants in Shasta County.Photo credit: Tj Carter

Tj Carter

February 2, 2014

New and more restrictive medical marijuana regulations have been adopted in Shasta County, and Butte County is not far behind in implementing similar changes. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to limit medical marijuana patients to 12 plants on their property, regar...

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