Medical marijuana collective owners in San Jose are pining their hopes on a referendum against a new city ordinance that requires 130 of 140 clubs in the city to close within 30 days.
The Oakland City Council has voted to double the number of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, but plans to wait until at least fall to decide on allowing cultivation after a recent warning from the U.S. Department of Justice.
In May, San Jose received about $17,000 from a half dozen marijuana collectives, down from nearly $300,000 in March and April.
In a strange twist, the number of police officer layoffs in San Jose may be reduced because of revenue generated by medical marijuana dispensaries.
A fire in San Jose Friday morning left four people displaced and a cannabis dispensary completely destroyed, a fire captain said.
The founder of a Marin County medical marijuana dispensary says the Internal Revenue Service is demanding millions of dollars in back federal taxes.
San Jose may weed out the number of medical marijuana clubs in the city from more than 100 to just 10 by auctioning licenses on eBay, Mayor Chuck Reed said.
The city council has voted to extend indefinitely its prohibition on medical marijuana clubs.
Oakland officials were considering new amendments to a city law that licenses large medical marijuana growing operations following a warning from the district attorney.
As marijuana goes mainstream in communities across California, the state’s third-largest city has become the next big battleground over the drug’s future.