For the first time in city history, the operator of a would-be medical marijuana dispensary is taking San Francisco to court for the right to sell legal weed.
The Bay Area Compassion Health Care Center received approval in May 2010 from the Planning Commission to operate a cannabis dispensary at 2139 Taraval St. in the Sunset district, despite sizable opposition from neighbors and Supervisor Carmen Chu, who represents the area. Read More
A 34-year-old man leaving a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint of more than a pound of pot Tuesday afternoon, police said.The thug, described only as a man in his late teens or early 20s, put a gun to the victim’s face and demanded “weed” in front of the shop in the 900 block of Geary Street.The victim handed over a satchel with cash and 1.25 pounds of medical marijuana. He was not injured. Read More
San Bruno recently banned medical marijuana dispensaries, a move that is in line with actions taken by other Peninsula cities.
Only two cities in San Mateo County — San Mateo and San Carlos — currently allow and regulate medical marijuana operations, according to a report presented to the San Bruno City Council by City Attorney Marc Zafferano. San Mateo currently has two collectives in operation, but San Carlos doesn’t have any. Read More
Attorney General Kamala Harris is considering new regulations of medical marijuana, but some San Francisco advocates say the proposed rules would make it harder for patients to obtain the medicine and easier for cops to improperly arrest them.
Under the proposed guidelines, medical marijuana users could only belong to one dispensary and individual police officers would be given the authority to determine whether someone is a legitimate patient. Read More
Former Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier has hired a new manager to take the helm of her campaign for San Francisco mayor, one whose latest job was advocating medical marijuana in Nevada. Read More
A man was robbed of an ounce of pot and a baggie of hash after leaving a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco on Tuesday, police said.A crook ripped the pot from the 24-year-old victim’s hands around 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Haight Street, police said. The suspect, described only as a man between 18 and 20 years old, fled on foot.The victim was not injured, police said. Read More
A medical cannabis dispensary will replace a shuttered adult video store just across the street from Safeway on Market Street.
The surrounding neighbors showed a lot of support for the Apothecary, which is supposed to replace a dispensary that closed in the same area back in 2008 because it was not wheelchair accessible.
It will be at least the sixth in the area. Read More
A typo in The City’s planning code that regulates medical marijuana dispensaries might affect applications for new clubs if it is not fixed, according to members of the Medical Marijuana Task Force.
The error comes down to a single letter. Read More
The owner of a legal medical cannabis delivery service is asking The City to crack down on the growing legion of unlicensed competitors horning in on his territory. Read More
Sunset district residents have won their fight to prevent a medical marijuana club from opening along Taraval Street.The Planning Commission approved a permit for the Bay Area Compassion Health Center in May, but it was yanked by the Board of Appeals on Wednesday evening after a room full of residents and Sunset Supervisor Carmen Chu said 2139 Taraval St. is not the place for marijuana. Read More