The controversial move of Berkeley Patients Group, a medical marijuana dispensary, from San Pablo Avenue to the old Scharffen Berger factory has been stymied by a local developer buying the building, reports Doug Oakley in the Berkeley Voice.

Wareham Development, one of the more vocal opponents of the move, has acquired the building on the corner of Heinz and Seventh Street. Wareham owns a number of properties in the area and had threatened legal action of the move by Berkeley Patients Group had gone through.

The Ecole Bilingue, an independent K-8 school in the neighborhood, had also objected to the move, and had been considering its legal options. Berkeley Patients Group told Oakley it now plans to stay in its San Pablo Avenue location.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...