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Posted inCrime

Berkeley medical cannabis commissioner faces fraud and extortion charges

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 […]

Posted inBusiness

Infusion of money should spiff up remaining Andronico’s

Andronico's has slashed prices in its Telegraph Avenue store to move goods. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel Starting in January, shoppers at Andronico’s Markets should start seeing upgrades in the chain’s remaining five stores, including new refrigeration cases, revamped displays, and shelves stocked with additional goods. The revamp is part of Renovo Capital’s quest to capture a […]

Posted inCity

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 […]