ANTIOCH - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
In this article we talk about some interesting facts about the city with a focus on the main issue, Marijuana.
We address the important and frequently asked questions about MMJ:
- Where can I buy good legal weed in town?
- How can I become a legal Medical Marijuana patient?
- Where can I find a Cannabis collective in town?
- How can I get a 420 Medical Marijuana Doctor evaluation?
- Is there a nearby place I can get a Cannabis ID card?
- Can I get Marijuana delivered to my home?
- Where is a nearby dispensary with lab tested Marijuana?
- Can I grow weed at home?
- What are the latest laws concerning permits and ordinances?
- How can I get a Doctor's recommendation and growers permit?
- Where can I find a good Medical Marijuana lawyer in the city?
With a population of about 111,000 (2016) people, Antioch is the 64th most populous city in California. Antioch is one of the oldest towns in the State of California (incorporated in 1872). The ownership of the lands of Antioch moved with the winners of the war , from Native to Spanish (1790), then Mexican (1822) to finally settle in Anglo American hands in 1848. If you, look at history with any comprehension, you'll find that the people that could not control their own destinies and protect themselves, were wiped off the face of the earth - sooner or later .
In 1848, John Marsh, owner of original Spanish Rancho Los Meganos and one of the largest ranches in all of California, built a landing on the San Joaquin River in what was to become the city of Antioch. First know as Marsh's Landing, the mini-port was the main supply point for Marsh's huge rancho. The landing area had a slaughterhouse, smokehouse for curing hams, rodeo grounds, and a small boarding house.
In 1850, William and Joseph Smith, founded another settlement nearby. The local priest named it after the city of biblical fame, Antioch. In 1860 coal was discovered in the hills south of town and this commodity soon became a substantial business, along with the mainstays of dairy and farming. The railway came to town to cart off the coal, with the side effect of stimulating the agriculture business from the increased access to the markets of other cities.
Then in 1863, a great, copper was discovered and the new mine that resulted, made a fortune, for a while, until commodity prices went bust a few decades later..
Did you know? An Antioch company patented a method of applying wax coatings to cardboard containers making the city "the home of the milk carton".
Today, Antioch is primarily a "bedroom" community, with most adults commuting to Oakland and San Francisco.for work. None the less, Antioch has experienced an enormous amount of growth over the last 30 years. As the Bay area real estate prices go through the roof, people are moving to the more affordable and pleasant outskirts, places like Antioch..
The top 10 employers in Antioch today are:
- Kaiser Permanente
- Antioch Unified School District
- Sutter Delta Medical Center
- Contra Costa County Social Services
- City of Antioch
- Antioch Auto Center
The Latest Cannabis Ordinances, MMJ Permits, Marijuana Zoning, Meetings and News
Residents here who've thought about stocking their medicine cabinet with homegrown marijuana will have to get the drug from an out-of-town dispensary instead.
Antioch's city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a ban on the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes, preventing users from obtaining a state license that would allow them to produce their own supply.
"I don't condone marijuana," - Councilman Tony Tiscareno
The Antioch City Council unanimously adopted a motion to direct staff to develop a city Ordinance that would ban medical marijuana cultivation.
This is in response to the State of California adopting AB 266, the “Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act”, which comprehensively addresses several aspects of the medical use of marijuana, including its cultivation. The measure has been signed into law by Governor Brown.
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The suit, filed on March 28 in state court, alleges that the Antioch City Council abused its authority when it passed a law prohibiting marijuana cultivation, and that the council failed to establish that personal cultivation was a public nuisance or threat. California Cannabis Law Group attorneys for the plaintiff, an unidentified medical marijuana patient referred to as "Patient J.K." in court documents, argue that the law constitutes an "unconstitutional intrusion" on residents who are medical marijuana patients and asks a judge to set aside the portion of the law regarding personal marijuana cultivation.
Important Advisory and Disclaimer: Before acting on any marijuana related issue under discussed here or otherwise, it is strongly recommended that the reader confirm the ultimate accuracy of their information source. In many cases, your City Hall official website provides the important information most people want, permits, startups, ordinances and other MMJ matters. If you are involved in a serious matter that involves marijuana; criminal, or business; we advise you to contact a lawyer that specializes in California Cannabis Law and move forward intelligently..
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The Antioch Police Department Special Operation Unit was called in and took over the investigation. The detectives discovered over 700 marijuana plants growing in the home as well as more than 17 lbs of manicured marijuana buds. It was determined that the marijuana grow had nothing to do with the fire.
Police busted an indoor marijuana grow operation last week, arrested two suspects, and recovered 400 plants, according to an Antioch police report
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“Local laws are changing quickly. If you’re not paying attention, cultivation could be legal one week and illegal the next.” ~ Attorney Katie Podein, California Cannabis Law Group
- Review the list of cities and counties already on the CAL NORML list and provide updated information to CAL NORML, as they are tracking this activity
- Check your local city and county leadership websites for marijuana topics on upcoming meeting agendas
- Follow local press stories
- Talk with friends and neighbors and encourage them to become involved
- Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper
- Should your local city council or county supervisors be considering a ban:
- Connect with your local elected officials to let them know where you stand regarding the ban and why
- Attend meetings when cannabis is a topic of discussion, especially should a ban be on the agenda
- Consider these talking points developed by CAL NORML
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