April 2016

Navajo Community Planners voted unanimously on December 15 to recommend denial of a conditional-use permit for Living Green, a medical marijuana cooperative currently operating in a 2844 square-foot, two-story building on the 4400 block of Rainier Avenue in Grantville. “We are supposed to be the eyes and ears of the community,” said planning-group chair Matt […]

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Cover illustrationby Martin Cintula/BGBLUE/iStock/Thinkstock Nico said he had one arm up on the steering wheel, and that allowed the first bullet to enter his armpit. The shooter was just a couple feet away, standing next to the opened passenger door of Nico’s truck. The force of the bullet slamming into him shoved Nico forward, he […]

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Navajo Community Planners, Inc., on September 9 voted 9-7 to recommend that the City of San Diego approve a conditional use permit for applicants Ron Miller and Nick Hosig to operate Grantville Greens, a 623-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary on the 4400 block of Glacier Avenue. The vote included recommendations such as hours of operation from […]

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As cities rush to restrict medical marijuana before a March 1 state deadline, it turns out there’s no hurry. The date was an error. An emergency bill to strike the deadline should reach the governor this month, giving cities more time to draft their rules. According to a press release from assemblyman Jim Wood, who […]

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The North County toke board tally changed today, March 18. It’s now City of Oceanside, 3. Pot dispensaries, 0. Oceanside city attorney John Mullen said last week that the future for the two remaining medical marijuana dispensaries in town, Chronic Pain Releaf and So Cal Holistic Health, would be short. Mullen said in an email: […]

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On October 4, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that legalized “beer bikes” on city streets. He did it while riding in a beer bike — you know, the kind where lots of people can pedal (and drink) on their way to the next bibulous establishment. “It’s true that people were running beer bike […]

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In March 2014, San Diego’s city councilmembers approved the sale and distribution of medical marijuana in designated areas throughout the city. What they didn’t do, however, is address where, or how, dispensary owners should store the marijuana. That question remains unanswered. On October 6, the city attorney’s office issued a memo to San Diego’s director […]

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On January 5, National City officials, residents, and activists had a meeting to consider cannabis cultivation rules within city limits. If cities haven’t established their own rules by March 1, a new law will make the state’s cannabis cultivation rules the default. State law currently allows medical marijuana users and their caregivers to grow cannabis […]

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