MERCED - 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 83,000 people (2016), Merced is the 96th most populous city in California. Merced is called the "Gateway to Yosemite," being the key stop along the major route from the Bay Area to Yosemite National Park.
Merced was incorporated in the year of 1889, operating under a Manager-Council type of government. Merced's population has grown faster than the average City in California. Since 2000, the growth rate is a steady 3 to 4% (yearly). This expansion of population has sparked a growth in the retail sector. Several new retail chain stores have set-up shop in Merced, adding almost one million square feet of retail space while improving the City's sales tax receipts by more than half a million dollars.
The economy was traditionally agriculture based and since World war II, the military has added a lot of jobs with the installation and operation of Castle Air Force Base. Recently, the economy has diversified somewhat, with printing, fiberglass boat building, warehousing and distribution, and packaging industries springing up.
Sadly, most of the jobs currently available in the City of Merced are within the Public and Healthcare sectors, which contribute nothing in the way of basic self-sustainability.
The Top 10 employers in Merced are:
- County of Merced
- University of California, Merced
- Mercy Medical Center Merced
- Merced City School District
- Merced Union High School District
- Merced College
- City of Merced
- AT&T Mobility
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After city staff initially proposed a ban on all cultivation and sales of cannabis, Merced’s Planning Commission in December recommended the city loosen up restrictions.
The commission voted unanimously to have staff draw up an ordinance that would allow dispensaries and delivery businesses to set up in designated areas, and would allow residents with marijuana cards to grow up to 12 plants per parcel, aligning the city with Merced County’s ordinance for unincorporated properties.
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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Sister Kate and Sister Darcy are on a mission to grow pot to heal the sick. The nuns call themselves "Sister of the Valley." The two women live on a farm in the Central Valley town Merced. Just to be clear, they are not Catholic nuns. They are self-proclaimed "spiritual nuns."
"It's about honoring the people honoring the wisdom (of heaven and earth)." Sister Kate said.
The marijuana grown on Sister Kate's farm has low levels of THC -- the primary mind-altering ingredient found in the cannabis plant. Kate says the cannabis she grows won't get you high.
City leaders say they’re not joking about loosening the restriction on medical cannabis in Merced, and to show they’re open to it, they’ve scheduled a meeting on the unofficial marijuana holiday.
Supporters have argued that the sale of cannabis could also benefit the city, which has struggled with a lack of tax dollars in recent years. Merced is in no position to turn away more revenue, they argued. The advocates even have local business on their side.
GOT WEED? MERCED CITY COUNCIL HEADING TOWARD POSSIBLE DISPENSARY AND DELIVERY APPROVAL
Soon marijuana smokers will be able to purchase their meds without worry of being prosecuted by local law enforcement. The City Council held a special meeting this past Wednesday, 4/20 which is also the day marijuana smokers have designated as a day and time 4:20 p.m. when everyone lights up and smokes together around the US, and have directed city staff to draft a new ordinance for dispensaries and deliveries.
A Little Mistake with Potentially Big Impact State lawmakers already recognized the erroneous language in the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act before the ink of their signatures was even dry. Now a bill is being pushed furiously through the system in hopes of lifting the accidental March 1st deadline.
But even as the Senate approved the bill on Monday before passing it on to the Assembly, it remains to be seen how much damage has actually been done by the oversight. In the case of Merced’s CBD-oil-brewing sisters of mercy, the bill didn’t come soon enough. It’s still unclear how many California marijuana businesses were turned on their heads through a simple written oversight that was then exploited by legislative panic.