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California Lawmakers Say Pot Taxes Must be Cut to Help an Industry 'On the Brink'
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Friday revived a proposal to temporarily cut taxes on marijuana to boost a legal market that one official said is “on the brink of collapse,” drawing encouragement from Gov. Gavin Newsom as he seeks to overhaul state pot regulators. Read more...>>
1/17/2020 3:42:36 PM
JURY CONVICTS INMATE OF POSSESSING MULTIPLE WEAPONS INSIDE SALINAS VALLEY STATE PRISON
Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced today that a Monterey County jury convicted David Player, 38, an inmate at the Salinas Valley State Prison, of two counts of possession of stabbing instruments while confined to the Salinas Valley State Prison.
1/17/2020 1:38:07 PM
ILLEGAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION RESULTS IN FELONY CONVICTION
Monterey County DA Jeannine M. Pacioni announced today that Tom Hays Gries, age 44, was sentenced for a cannabis cultivation operation discovered at his property in May 2018. Gries received a three-year probation sentence and was ordered to serve 150 days in jail.
1/17/2020 1:35:33 PM
Published on March 04, 2019. Last modified on January 16, 2020
AB 2178 - Charitable FeedingEffective January 1, 2019, Assembly Bill (AB) 2178 defined a limited service charitable feeding operation (LSCFO) as a nonprofit charitable organization that provides food service to a consumer solely for providing charity. It provides environmental health departments regulatory flexibility by allowing LSCFOs to qualify for and obtain a registration (or be exempt from registration) in lieu of an Environmental Health permit.
|Food Service Type||Registration or Permit||Requirements|
|100% Pre-packaged, non-perishable food storage/distribution.||Exempt.||Follow safe food practices for the storage and distribution of pre-packaged food items.|
|100 % Pre-packaged perishable food storage/distribution,distributed under the purview of a permitted Food Bank.||Exempt.||These operations will fall under the permit of the associated Food Bank. Follow Food Bank best management practices.|
|100% Pre-packaged perishable food storage/distribution - not associated with a permitted Food Bank.||Registration with MCEHB. Submit proof of non-profit status Ex. 501c3 with application.||Completion of a Limited Service Charitable Feeding Operation Registration Application. Compliance with Best Management Practices
approved by MCEHB. Annual payment of registration fees.
|Heating (and reheating for hot holding), portioning, or assembly of small volume commercially prepared foods,whole, uncut produce.||Registration with MCEHB. Submit proof of non-profit status Ex. 501c3 with application.||Completion of a Limited Service Charitable Feeding Operation Registration Application. Compliance with Best Management Practices approved by MCEHB. Annual payment of registration fees.|
|Food preparation beyond what is listed above.||Must obtain approval from Plan Check. Then, apply for a Health Permit.||Meet CRFC requirements for a retail food facility. Complete the plan check process and obtain an annual health permit.|