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Posted inBusiness, City

Berkeley delays decision on 4th cannabis dispensary

By Eli Wolfe After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council postponed approval of a fourth medical cannabis dispensary and a ranking system to select it. The council also asked the Medical Cannabis Commission to refine proposed regulations concerning cannabis collectives. The council wants the panel to examine limiting the size of collectives in […]

Posted inCity, Crime, Crime & Safety

ZAB tells Berkeley cannabis collective to shut down

After listening to residents complain how a medical cannabis facility on Sacramento Street had drawn unsavory loiterers, trash, and trouble – as well as testimony that it was a good neighbor – the Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday voted 7-0, with one abstention, to declare it a public nuisance. The vote that determined Perfect Plants Patients Group […]

Posted inBusiness, City

Berkeley’s largest cannabis dispensary to close May 1

Medical cannabis patients in Berkeley will have a more difficult time getting marijuana after Berkeley Patient’s Group shuts down on May 1. California Watch is reporting today that BPG has signed a legal agreement with its landlord, David Mayeri, to vacate the premises. The agreement came after Mayeri received a letter from U.S. Attorney Melinda […]

Posted inBusiness, City

Berkeley orders 2 cannabis collectives to shut down

The city of Berkeley has issued “cease and desist” orders to two medical cannabis collectives, leading one to shut its doors. The Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers Collective at 1820 San Pablo Avenue stopped operations in late January after Berkeley Code Enforcement sent it a letter informing the group it was operating in violation of the city’s […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Community

Councilman: Look at unauthorized collectives

City Councilman Jesse Arreguín will ask the city manager tonight to investigate whether two medical cannabis collectives are operating in violation of Berkeley’s zoning laws. Arreguín’s announced his intent after a contentious meeting of the Medical Cannabis Commission on Thursday, Dec. 1. The MCC spent a large part of its meeting debating whether to send […]

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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 […]