OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – Oakland officials have given approval for four new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

The winning applicants were selected on Wednesday and were among 12 considered by the city administrator’s office.

One of them, the Oakland Community Collective, received a conditional permit to open at a location downtown. The other three were recommended for permits, but have to find new locations in the next several months.

If all four open, Oakland would double the number of pot dispensaries with city permits.

Officials said the four dispensaries would generate $1.7 million in annual tax revenue for Oakland.

The approvals come despite a crackdown by federal prosecutors on California pot dispensaries.

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Comments (6)
  1. Rayboy says:

    1.73 million in taxes ??? Oh Boy ! The city becomes a defacto dope dealer deriving income from pot sales. I hope at least some of it is at least poured down the drain associated with the costs we honest workers have to shell out associated with pervasive crime, poilicing, court costs, and incarceration.
    Also, have you ever been held hostage to an afternoon enduring a “conversation” with a bunch of stoned individuals ? That should also be a crime !

    1. d says:

      You make the assumption that marijuana use leads to crime, and if marijuana is somehow erradicated than so will crime. That is not sound logic as I see it. The creation of laws prohibiting certain activity is what causes taxpayers to bear the burden of enforcing those laws.

    2. d says:

      And btw the 1.73 million in taxes is not all that these dispenseries contribute to the community. They are non-profits that re-invest into the community and the patients they serve.

  2. Paul Brewer says:

    I wasn’t talking about “pot crime”…but rather the everyday insanity perpetrated on honest citizens, loss of business traffic, etc. due to the protohumans who cause it. As for marijuana ??? DECRIMINALIZE !!! Why feed the parasitical abscess big brother micromanaging incompetent nanny state MORE “revenue” ?????

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