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Zoning Board says cannabis collective a public nuisance

The Zoning Adjustments Board ruled Nov. 6 that Forty Acres, at 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave., is a public nuisance. Photo: Google Street View Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board voted unanimously Nov. 6 to declare the Forty Acres Medical Marijuana Growers’ Collective a public nuisance – the latest step in Berkeley’s three-year odyssey to shut the place down. […]

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Berkeley dismisses official who made ‘insensitive’ racial comment during cannabis collective appeal

Berkeley officials contend that Forty Acres operated an illegal cannabis operation on the top floor of this building at 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave. Photo: Google Street View Berkeley officials contend that Forty Acres operated an illegal cannabis operation on the top floor of this building at 1820-1828 San Pablo Ave. Photo: Google Street View The city of […]

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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 […]