San Francisco police confiscated about 300 marijuana plants Friday after firefighters were called to a blaze in Visitacion Valley.
Neighbors called about 6 p.m. to say house was on fire in the 2100 block of Bayshore Boulevard. Once firefighters doused the flames, they discovered hundreds of “juvenile, immature plants,” police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
In spite of a concentration of pot clubs in the area, the Upper Market neighborhood seems likely to become home to a sixth medical cannabis dispensary. Read More
A pot buyer was beaten up for disputing the cost of the marijuana he illegally tried to purchase in the Upper Haight on Tuesday, police said. The 33-year-old man was hospitalized after the deal went up in smoke near Alvord Lake in Golden Gate Park around 2:30 p.m. The female dealer’s “cohorts” attacked and beat up the buyer, police said.Police responded and searched the area, arresting a 49-year-old man for the assault, police said. Read More
The Oakland City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a modified proposal that would allow five large marijuana-growing operations in the city.The new proposal, drafted by City Councilwoman Desley Brooks and City Council President Larry Reid, attempts to address legal concerns that were raised in response to a previous proposal that would have permitted four marijuana cultivation operations with no limits on their size. Read More
The White House is accepting user submitted questions for President Obama to address during the SOTU address but the issue that has been voted most popular by YouTube users is drug policy. On Reddit earlier today, user whiskeysnowcone noted that the top 50 most popular questions were all related to marijuana use and drug crimes. Read More
The City by the Bay catches flak for its wacky ways, but sometimes it is true that it could only happen here.While SF’s broke, city officials party Read More
Firefighters in San Francisco on Sunday morning extinguished a fire in a home used to grow marijuana in The City’s Ingleside neighborhood, a dispatcher said.Units responded to reports of a fire in a two-story home near Capitol and Miramar avenues at around 9:50 a.m., according to the San Francisco Fire Department.The blaze was quickly extinguished, the dispatcher said. Read More
A 21-year-old man who exchanged gunfire with robbers that had invaded his home near the University of San Francisco last weekend is a known marijuana dealer who was likely guarding his stash, police said.Cops said four thugs stormed the alleged marijuana dealer’s home in 2500 block of Golden Gate Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Read More
A new bill introduced by a San Francisco state assemblyman could generate annually about $1.4 billion in revenue from taxing marijuana, officials said today.
ABX6-9, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is meant to tax cannabis if voters approve Proposition 19 in the Nov. 2 election, which would legalize marijuana consumption in California.
Ammiano's bill would "regulate, control, and tax" marijuana, he said at a press conference today. Read More