The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to enact an immediate moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Santa Clara County, officials said.
The measure is intended to restrict dispensaries that federal prosecutors say had grown out of control in California, where voters first supported legalizing cannabis to treat illness in 1996.
California’s highest court has ruled that local governments have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders.
Several San Jose landlords who own properties where medical marijuana dispensaries are located are being threatened with property forfeiture.
Vending machines are commonly known for dispensing snacks and sodas, but machines dispensing medical marijuana have created a buzz among California dispensaries.
A medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the nation’s largest has won another round in its fight to stay open amid a federal crackdown.
A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco is considering whether to allow California’s largest medical marijuana dispensary to continue to operate in Oakland while that city battles a federal effort to shut down the facility.
Gun buyback events in San Francisco and Oakland proved to be more popular than originally planned, netting more than 600 guns over the weekend at $200 a piece.
An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the nation’s largest has won the first round in its fight to stay open amid a federal crackdown.
Palo Alto voters overwhelmingly defeated Measure C, which would have allowed three medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the city.