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Julie Johnson - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

Email: julie.johnson@pressdemocrat.com
Phone: 707-521-5220

County did not consider using mass cellphone alerts to warn of fires

Sonoma County’s top emergency services executive was convinced long before the fires that push messages to wireless users would be ineffective in a local disaster. So they were not considered for warnings last month.

State releases cannabis rules, with no limit on farm sizes

The long-awaited guidelines cover everything from dosage amounts of psychoactive THC in marijuana products to facility inspections.

State treasurer proposes special armored cars, credit unions for cannabis industry

California Treasurer John Chiang announced recommendations for working with the cash-based cannabis industry, from collecting taxes to lobbying the federal government to make banking possible.

How will Santa Rosa regulate recreational cannabis businesses?

Santa Rosa’s rules for cannabis businesses have largely focused on the medical pot marketplace. That could change starting today.

Fires destroy marijuana crop at harvest time; millions in taxes at risk

The Northern California fires affected all sectors of the burgeoning industry including cultivators, manufacturers and distributors.

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