Dispensary

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Vallejo Rejects $50,000 In Tax Money From Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, City Seeks To Limit Them

The city of Vallejo no longer accepts sales tax money from medical marijuana dispensaries. City officials rejected $50,000 in taxes from dispensaries last week.

02/24/2015

Medical marijuana. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Heavily Fines Illegally Operating Marijuana Dispensaries

San Jose has assessed over $160,000 in fines against illegally operating marijuana dispensaries. 19 of the city’s 23 collectives found to have been operating illegally have now closed.

12/17/2014

Medical Marijuana in various forms. (CBS)

Reporter Mike Sugerman Puts Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Products To The Test

Medicinal marijuana is legal in California. But what are patients really buying when they shop at their local dispensary? Reporter Mike Sugerman conducted a random test.

11/17/2014

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

New Pot Dispensary Rules In Effect In SJ; Clubs Say Shudowns Coming

Controversial new rules that severely restrict the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits are now in place in San Jose, and many pot club operators say the regulation will put them out of business.

07/18/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley City Council Votes Unanimously To Require Marijuana Dispensaries To Give Away Some Pot

The city of Berkeley has given final approval to a proposal requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/08/2014

Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

Dave Armstrong's cannabis operation MediMart is able to stay open because of Sam Jose's "closed loop collective" rule. (CBS SF)

San Jose Man Protects Cannabis Collective During City-Wide Crackdown

MediMarts owner Dave Armstrong will be the last man standing in what might be the only legal outdoor marijuana farm in Santa Clara County thanks to the closed collective system.

06/24/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Jose City Council Considering Strict Cannabis Club Regulations

The San Jose City Council will once again take up the thorny issue of regulating medical marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday evening, including an ordinance that could severely limit where the cannabis clubs can operate.

12/10/2013

A vial of medical marijuana

Armed Robbers Take Jars Of Medical Marijuana From SF Dispensary

Twenty jars of medical marijuana were taken in an armed robbery in San Francisco’s Mission District on Thursday, according to police.

08/09/2013

Students at Oaksterdam University in Oakland check out the Autospense medical marijuana vending machine. (CBS)

Marijuana Vending Machines Popping Up At California Pot Clubs

Vending machines are commonly known for dispensing snacks and sodas, but machines dispensing medical marijuana have created a buzz among California dispensaries.

03/20/2013

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