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City council moves to prohibit commercialized pot

Chico City Council meeting. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Daniel Wright

March 8, 2017

Chico City Council voted to prohibit commercialized pot at their meeting March 7. On Nov. 9, California legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. Under proposition 64, outlined by the City Attorney, Chico cannot: · Prohibit the recreational use for adults of 21 · Pro...

Pot ban goes up in smoke

A dazed and confused ordinance proposal was stuck down at last Tuesday's city council meeting trying to ban the already illegal Marijuana Photo credit: Miles Huffman & George Johnston

February 4, 2016

The city of Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chico city attorney Vince Ewing proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Chico.The proposal, which was defeated, would have banne...

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...

Nobody likes a violent pothead

Kevin Crittenden

March 8, 2014

  Looking at me with a clenched jaw and wide open eyes, the man who, a moment ago, had held a knife to my neck lunged towards the open window of my cab. Reacting without thinking, I found drive—slamming the gas, car lurching forward, I watched the bastard roll across the apartment driveway from my rearview mirro...

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