OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – Oakland officials have given approval for four new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
The winning applicants were selected on Wednesday and were among 12 considered by the city administrator’s office.READ MORE: UPDATE: Penngrove House Fire, Spot Fires Contained; Evacuations North of Petaluma Lifted
One of them, the Oakland Community Collective, received a conditional permit to open at a location downtown. The other three were recommended for permits, but have to find new locations in the next several months.
If all four open, Oakland would double the number of pot dispensaries with city permits.READ MORE: KNP Complex Fire: Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest Unscathed
Officials said the four dispensaries would generate $1.7 million in annual tax revenue for Oakland.
The approvals come despite a crackdown by federal prosecutors on California pot dispensaries.
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