Medical marijuana collectives have until July 18 to turn in 66,000 valid signatures.
SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Advocates of medical marijuana rallied outside San Jose City Hall Thursday in a noisy protest over stringent new operating rules about to go into effect which, pot club owners, said would shut down all the city’s existing marijuana collectives, and force those permitted to re-open into remote areas of the city.
Pot clubs are gearing up for a war against the city of San Jose after the City Council voted in tough new pot club regulations.
The new rules would limit where medical marijuana dispensaries could be located and would also force them to grow their own marijuana.
The proposed ordinance would place strict restrictions on how medical marijuana dispensaries can operate in San Jose.
The San Jose City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday to drastically reduce the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city and create some rigid new rules.
This comes after the San Jose City Council approved strict new regulations this week, limiting where dispensaries can operate.
The increased tax rate is expected to generate about $1.5 million in additional revenue a year for the city.
Three San Jose City Council members plan to propose an ordinance on Wednesday that would give the city the power to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries that skip out on their taxes.
They want more options when it comes to how to handle businesses that aren’t paying their fair share.