Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sonoma County cannabis oil manufacturers seek to ease vaping fears

SPARC Cannabis

JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT February 24, 2020 When people started getting sick and dying last year in troubling numbers from respiratory problems associated with using vaporizers and electronic cigarette products, staff at Mercy Wellness dispensary in Cotati set aside their projects and put all attention toward determining whether their products were safe. Demand for electronic […]

Pushback Time: Meet the Cannabis Business Association of Sonoma County

BY JONAH RASKIN Call them Sonoma County’s best-known marijuana-istas. Erich Pearson, Alexa Wall, Erin Gore, Ron Ferraro and Dennis Hunter are among the most outspoken activists in an industry that long encouraged its members to be faceless and nameless, stay under the radar and keep out of jail. These five industry movers and shakers have put […]

Cannabis companies seek business-friendly rules in Sonoma County

JULIE JOHNSONTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT February 2, 2020, 12:31AM Updated 44 minutes ago On a cold night in November, local cannabis entrepreneurs filled the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ meeting hall for a public reckoning about a legal marketplace struggling to meet the county’s demands. Steep taxes, expensive environmental studies, security plans, a changing set of rules and […]