In a case that steps into the contentious issue of local delivery ordinances, Monterey’s East of Eden is suing Santa Cruz County over the right to deliver cannabis which is forbidden in that where delivery is prohibited. East of Eden claims Santa Cruz law enforcement threatened to open a criminal investigation against the company unless it ceased delivery within its boundaries.
The East of Eden suit hinges on Santa Cruz County allowing only dispensaries licensed locally to make retail sales. The local rules conflicts with state law.
- Jim Belushi’s Brentwood home was host to a fundraiser for The Last Prisoner Project because, “Indeed, just as the cannabis industry gets ready to explode onto the mainstream — even the Greek Theater was getting into the act with a “Weed Mayhem” all-day takeover on Saturday — the harsh realization is that many individuals are still languishing in jails across the country, let alone around the world, for doing exactly what these latter-day cannabis capitalists are trying to do… make a living from the sacred plant.”