Special Coverage: Cannabis Commerce
Many 2016 Emerald Cup winners disqualified for pesticides
About a quarter of samples in the concentrates categories were disqualified from the December festival, known for its focus on organic outdoor farming.
Top stories of 2016: Cannabis changes business landscape
No. 1: Real estate, health care and tourism are just a few of the industries being entered by medical, and soon recreational, marijuana.
Sonoma County bans rural pot growing
Sonoma County supervisors rejected a proposal to allow small-scale growers to farm marijuana in any rural residential zones outside city limits.
New Marin fund seeks cannabis startups
Newly launched CannaAngels in Marin County plans to link angel investors with cannabis industry startups.
Landlords face cannabis-tenant risks
Besides seeing rent paid in cash, commercial property owners and managers reckon with issues of zoning, safety and environmental compliance for cannabis industry tenants.
Cannabis tax could burden business
Barely a month after California voters OK’d legalized adult-use cannabis, Sonoma County supervisors plunged ahead with proposed regulations.
Cannabis insurers fill growing need
As mainstream carriers remain wary, small and specialty cannabis insurers reap benefits.
Petaluma hydroponics company expanding amid pot boom
Hydrofarm plans to move some of its operations into 80,000 square feet of warehouse and production space on Cader Lane.
Pair wine and cannabis?
Professionals from the wine and marijuana industries turned out for a discussion Dec. 1 in Santa Rosa on possible collaborations between the two.
All eyes on Sonoma Co. decision over marijuana regulation
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors holds its first hearing Dec. 6 on a proposed zoning ordinance that will determine where medical cannabis can be grown for profit.
Sonoma Co. planners OK rural pot gardens
Small-scale commercial marijuana gardens would be permitted in rural Sonoma County under an ordinance approved by planners Nov. 17, despite impassioned pleas from residents against the idea.
What to expect with legal recreational marijuana
Yes, Prop. 64 has legalized recreational marijuana in the state, but don't expect to be lighting up in public or opening your own pot shop yet. Here's what you need to know.
Mendocino voters snuff pro-pot measure but light up cannabis tax
Mendocino voters reject pro-cannabis Measure AF but approve Measure AI pot tax.
What’s next now that recreational pot is legal in California?
Prop 64 won a majority vote in the state. Here’s what that means for the state.
Opinion: Got cannabis cash? Consider Public Bank of Santa Rosa
If California voters legalize recreational marijuana on Nov. 8, Sonoma County needs to seriously ask what it will do with all the cash from cannabis cultivation and sales.
Cash dilemma plagues cannabis
Medical marijuana operators stash wads of bills to pay taxes and other expenses because banks shun the business.
Fast-changing cannabis industry twists, turns like bronco
As law firms jump into the expanding cannabis market to represent cultivators, processors, distributors and dispensaries, the Business Journal interviewed Aaron Currie, attorney at Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty in Santa Rosa.
Cannabis market rockets higher
Despite promotion by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, local growers oppose Prop. 64 to legalize adult use of marijuana
Tech exec’s pot plot eyed for closure
Sonoma County officials are moving to shut down a marijuana operation near Cloverdale by arguing in court the operators are in violation of zoning codes and have created a public nuisance.