Oakland Considers Tweaking Marijuana Cultivation Law

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland officials were considering new amendments to a city law that licenses large medical marijuana growing operations following a warning from the district attorney.

The city council revised the law after Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley warned in December that the current law could run afoul of state regulations. Among O’Malley’s concerns was that cannabis growers did not have a close relationship with patients.

The council was expected to vote on the amendments Tuesday night.

They would allow five new dispensaries with off-site farms. But unlike the previous version of the law, the size of the farms would be capped at 50,000 square feet.

Each farm also would be attached to a dispensary. The farms were previously independent and could sell to any dispensary they wanted.

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  1. sal says:

    City should close all dispensaries since its just fueling more crime. Oakland should be called a drug city because of high rate of drug activity. What needs to be done is close all liquor shops,dispensaries,and setup a curfew if it wants to move into right directions

    1. Crema Del Rey says:

      Sal, you are a crippled individual who’s thoughts and beliefs are very narrow minded. Glad I’m not your kid….

    2. Mel says:

      Sal, you are an narrow-minded idiot.

  2. bella says:

    A doctor in San Jose Calif who is also practicing Internal Medicine in Palo Alto gave a prescription to a 19 year old young man because he told her he had migraines. Instead of trying to find out why he had migraines, or treat him with a regular RX for migraines, she sold him a marijuana card for 99 bucks. She should not be in any kind of practice. Yeah, all his friends are lining up. She is definitely a drug w—-.

    1. MR. T says:

      EVERYBODY CAN HAVE THERE LIKES AND DISLIKES ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND IT’S REGULATIONS. REALLY NEED TO SIT DOWN AND COME FORTH WITH A PROPOSITION THAT WORKS, TOO MUCH CONFUSION AND NOT ENOUGH CLARITY IN THESE LAWS. WE SHOULD ALSO HAVE SPECIFIED FARMS FOR SPECIFIED DISPENSARY’S HERE IN THE BAY AREA. CRIME IN OUR CITY’S IS NOT DUE TO DRUG ACTIVITY, IT’S THEE LACK OF POOR POLICE OFFICERS AND UNLAWFUL JURISDICTION.

    2. CorpDrugCo says:

      Is the doctor’s name Eli Lilly?

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