Weeding through legalization

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As Berkeley hashes out recreational marijuana regulations, community members weigh in.


Editorial: Berkeley must blaze trail for equitable recreational weed regulations 

It is imperative that as regulations are considered, the city actively makes space for people of color, particularly those who have been formerly incarcerated in this industry.

 Editorial Board


Op-Ed: Taxes, costly regulations wreak havoc on marijuana industry

The high taxes, intensive track and trace inventory management rules and expensive security protocols required to meet the new rules are crushing.

— Debby Goldsberry,
Executive Director of Magnolia Wellness


Op-Ed: Berkeley’s accessibility, regulation of cannabis in 2018 remains tenuous

Inclusion and legitimacy for businesses serving patients and the Berkeley community are long overdue, and I acknowledge the challenges when delivery-only dispensaries and other deserving cannabis collectives are frequently unregulated

— Charles Pappas,
Berkeley Cannabis Commissioner


Column: A joint relationship

As long as I am high, my thoughts are constrained from racing and my mood is elevated.

— Isabel Lichtman,
Columnist on mental health


Sarah Heo is the assistant opinion editor and Suhauna Hussain is the opinion editor. Contact them at [email protected]

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