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Berkeley delays decision on 4th cannabis dispensary

The Berkeley City Council postponed approval of a fourth medical cannabis dispensary this week. Photo: Emilie Raguso 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 […]

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ZAB tells Berkeley cannabis collective to shut down

Code enforcement officer Greg Daniel and Deputy City Attorney Laura McKinney prepare to present report to Zoning Adjustments Board. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]

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Councilman: Look at unauthorized collectives

A sign warning against drug dealing near the location of a new medical cannabis collective. 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, […]

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Commission ponders growth of unlicensed pot groups

The Medical Cannabis Commission at its September meeting. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]