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Council approves marijuana ballot measure

Berkeley’s City Council last night approved the wording for a November ballot measure that would amend the city’s ordinance regulating medical marijuana. The amendments would increase the number of licensed dispensaries in Berkeley from three to four, allow six non-dispensing locations for cultivation in the manufacturing district and change the status of the Medical Marijuana […]

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Berkeley pot dispensary takes consulting role in Maine

Berkeley Patients Group, the largest of Berkeley’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, is providing consulting services to the company that won licenses for half of the newly permitted dispensaries in Maine. SF Weekly reported today that BPG had in fact invested “over $100,000” in the Northeast Patients Group. According to Brad Senesac, director of communications for […]

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Berkeley may look to marijuana dispensaries to solve budget woes

Berkeley is the latest California city to consider raising new taxes on medical marijuana collectives to close a growing budget deficit. The City Council will consider tonight putting a measure on the November ballot to increase the business license tax on its three marijuana dispensaries. They currently pay $1.20 per $1,000 of gross receipts, which […]

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Pot club move halted

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 […]

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Medical marijuana expansion to be proposed

The Oakland Tribune recently reported that Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission is proposing new rules that would allow the three existing marijuana dispensaries to expand non-retail operations and that would allow “groups of patients to grow marijuana or bake marijuana goods collectively at residences or in commercial spaces and to supply the city’s three dispensaries”. The […]