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Chico City Council meeting. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

City council moves to prohibit commercialized pot

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...

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

Pot ban goes up in smoke

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...

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...

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...

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