When Rush could not pay back $600K he borrowed from a cannabis businessman, he promised not to unionize the man’s dispensaries in exchange for slashing the loan by $250K.
The Berkeley City Council has finally set criteria for the medical cannabis grow houses voters approved in 2010.
Dan Rush served on the Medical Cannabis Commission for many years, but now admits he was using his position as a union organizer to enrich himself.
Cannabis nurseries can provide an alternative to industrial crop production.
More than 50 people crowded into a room at City Hall on Feb. 4 to listen as the Medical Cannabis Commission selected three finalists for the fourth dispensary. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission selected three finalists for the city’s coveted fourth dispensary opportunity Thursday. This despite the fact that a number of the commission’s members […]
The owners of Amoeba Music would like to open a cannabis dispensary on the property. Photo: Tom Dalzell The owners of Amoeba Music would like to open a cannabis dispensary on the property. Photo: Tom Dalzell When David Prinz goes before a gathering of Telegraph Avenue neighbors Thursday to talk about the cannabis dispensary he would like […]
Berkeley City Council, Jan. 27, 2015. Photo: Emilie Raguso A plea by the chair of the Medical Cannabis Commission to reinstate his application for Berkeley’s fourth medical cannabis dispensary was ignored by the City Council Tuesday night, but council members did vote to slightly jigger the selection process. The City Council voted 6-1-1, with Mayor Tom […]
Dan Rush addresses a group at the Cannabis Workers Rising Symposium in Winchester, Nevada. Photo: Facebook The former chair of Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission (MCC) is scheduled to appear in federal court today, Sept. 23, to face extortion, fraud and money laundering charges connected to his dealings with cannabis dispensaries in Berkeley, Oakland and Las […]
Marc Weinstein, the owner of Amoeba Music, wants to open a cannabis dispensary next door to the store at 2465 Telegraph Ave. Photo: Tom Dalzell Marc Weinstein, the owner of Amoeba Music, wants to open a cannabis dispensary next door to the store at 2465 Telegraph Ave. Photo: Tom Dalzell The owner of Amoeba Music, […]
Forty Acres cannabis collective may be one of the applicants for Berkeley’s fourth medical cannabis dispensary, according to Charley Pappas, the chair of the Medical Cannabis Commission. Pappas’s group, Community Partnership 4 Health, is also applying. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Forty Acres cannabis collective may be one of the applicants for Berkeley’s fourth medical cannabis dispensary, […]
Cannabis being inspected at Berkeley Patients Group in 2011. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Update 11/19/14: The City Council voted on Nov. 18 to refer this item to the Planning Commission for further review. Even though Berkeley residents voted in 2010 to allow six commercial cannabis grow sites to operate in the city’s manufacturing zone, none has […]
The Berkeley Patients Group has distributed free medical cannabis for years to low-income patients. A new law passed by the Berkeley City Council codifies this and requires dispensaries to give away 2% of its cannabis to the poor. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s medical marijuana dispensaries must provide 2% of their cannabis free of charge to very […]