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Commission ponders growth of unlicensed pot groups

Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission agreed on Thursday to send a letter to the city manager expressing concern about the proliferation of cannabis collectives in areas that are not zoned for them. The commission noted that two collectives — Forty Acres and Perfect Patient’s Plant Group — were operating much like dispensaries without having to comply […]

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Berkeley cannabis collectives slapped with huge tax bills

The state Board of Equalization is contending that the Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest and largest medical cannabis dispensaries in California, owes $6 million in back taxes, Berkeleyside has learned. The board claims that the dispensary on San Pablo Avenue did not pay taxes on the medical marijuana it sold from July 2004 […]