Fremont Police announced Thursday the arrest of two smoke shop owners accused of selling so-called “bath salts,” as cases of people behaving erratically under the influence of the synthetic stimulants are becoming more common.
Palo Alto voters overwhelmingly defeated Measure C, which would have allowed three medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the city.
Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.
A new poll shows 50 percent of California voters don’t want marijuana legalized for recreational use, along with overwhelming support for doctor-recommended use of pot for the severely ill.
An enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 medical marijuana patients and supporters rallied at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to hear six city supervisors and an Oaksterdam University official decry a recent federal crackdown on cannabis dispensaries.
Agents from three federal law enforcement departments on Monday raided Oaksterdam, the medical marijuana university in downtown Oakland, as well as other marijuana industry businesses in Oakland.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said a legal brief recently filed recently filed by city prosecutors in a drug case, that argues all medical marijuana dispensaries in California are illegal, no longer represents the views of his office.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday is poised to send a message to the federal government about medical marijuana by considering a resolution in support of medicinal cannabis dispensaries.
Medical marijuana advocates submitted nearly 49,000 signatures on Friday to qualify a referendum that would repeal San Jose’s restrictions on cannabis dispensaries.
The San Jose city council’s move to dramatically restrict the number of medical marijuana collectives should greatly reduce the crime and violence associated with some of the unlicensed clubs, said Police Chief Chris Moore.