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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 inCity

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 […]