➤ “Speed key to Muni transit vision,” Local News, TuesdayMuni has solutions right in front themWill Reisman’s story implies that reducing Muni travel times is some kind of extraordinary goal and something “For the agency to strive for over the next 50 years.” This is completely ludicrous. Why does Muni need half a century to fix this problem? Read More
Pot enthusiasts packed San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday for an unofficial celebration of marijuana, leaving behind a mess that city officials now say cost more than $15,000 to clean up. Read More
Something smelled funky at Joe's Crab Shack this morning - and it wasn't seafood.
A large amount of what appears to be marijuana was found in the dumpster at the seafood eatery at Fisherman’s Wharf, police said.
Someone at the restaurant at 245 Jefferson St. called police after finding “three big garbage bags, maybe 50 pounds,” filled with marijuana, Central Station police Capt. Garret Tom said. Read More
The man accused of holding four hostages during a six-hour standoff in the Bayview district Wednesday morning following a botched robbery has been identified as William Carter, 22, of San Francisco.
Carter and three accomplices — Damien Thomas, 33; Joseph Hall, 30; and Daniel Contreras, 40 — were booked on multiple charges related to the armed heist at a permitted marijuana-growing operation in the 2100 block of Jennings Street, police said. Read More
New pot clubs are on hold in San Francisco while The City awaits word on whether the state Supreme Court will uphold a ruling that could change the relationship between medical cannabis dispensaries and municipalities.
A court ruling in Long Beach said the Southern California city had authority to limit where dispensaries set up shop, but could not issue permits or legal permission. Long Beach has appealed the case to the state Supreme Court. Read More
The Board of Supervisors is going on record opposing the recent statewide crackdown on medical marijuana by federal law enforcement. In San Francisco, the United States Attorney for the Northern District sent letters in late September to landlords renting to pot clubs threatening them with up to 40 years in jail and loss of their property. Read More
San Francisco’s medical marijuana dispensaries are under attack after at least three landlords of pot clubs were sent threatening letters from the Department of Justice as part of a statewide crackdown.
The letters are the latest conflict between San Francisco — where medical marijuana is legal under local and state law — and the federal government, which deems the drug illegal. Read More
The strong smell of marijuana emanating from a warehouse led San Carlos authorities to an illegal marijuana-growing house and law enforcement officials were able dismantle the operation.On Friday, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine building inspection of a property in the 900 block of Terminal Way following a number of complaints from neighbors about the odor. 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