Two of three suspects, who targeted a San Jose pot club on Labor Day, were behind bars following a brazen daytime armed robbery.
This comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.
A bill aimed at bringing order to California’s medical marijuana economy has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
San Jose is expected to rescind an ordinance Tuesday that was passed last year regulating medical marijuana collectives. The city’s hand is being forced by a successful referendum.
Solano County voters Tuesday appear to have elected mostly incumbents and a few newcomers to various city councils and approved a local measure that imposes a tax on marijuana businesses to provide for city services while defeating a measure that would have raised a citywide sales tax.
San Jose’s mayor is calling for an increase in the city’s tax on medical marijuana dispensaries to fund a special election on the city’s pot regulations.
The San Jose City Council was poised to take another step in the long process of legalizing the sale of medical marijuana; still, a number of questions were yet to be resolved surrounding the matter.
In May, San Jose received about $17,000 from a half dozen marijuana collectives, down from nearly $300,000 in March and April.
An interview with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on the problems facing the city, including pension reform, a growing budget deficit and possible layoffs and cuts to city departments.
The San Jose City Council Tuesday approved a motion that would limit the city’s medical marijuana collectives to 10, taking another step forward in a prolonged and convoluted regulation process.