Monday, the city of San Diego is set to debate the last remaining question before the City Council about marijuana: Where should businesses that manufacture, cultivate, distribute and test it be allowed? Or should they be allowed at all?
Delivery services are also hoping the City Council revisits permits for those businesses. Right now, hundreds may have to shut down.
But many people have no idea what’s going on or the profound changes in law, culture and economics that are about to hit San Diego.
So let’s start with the basics.
Is marijuana legal?
Yes. Well, no.
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Alcohol causes much bigger issues in the city, but it's weed that the city council wants to regulate tightly. And a limit of two permits per council district would be roughly 2 per 150,000 people. That's ludicrous. If that's the most this city council will approve, we need a new city council.
What is the reason to prohibit cultivation adjacent to a dispensary? Over-regulating the industry will kill it! i thought the City wanted the tax revenue!
The existing regulating of alcohol related businesses should present a model of how government should deal with marijuana.
The City is creating cannabis monopolies by limiting the amount of dispensaries and their suppliers. In San Diego only the rich can get into this industry making it nearly impossible for working class and minority entrepreneurs to get involved. The city wants our tax dollars but they don't want us involved in the cannabis business.
Man, I'm sooo sick of these hypocritical hack politicians trying to run our lives. It obviously should be regulated as loosely as alcohol. Mj is much less toxic or dangerous than alcohol. Just get it done !
"... If 18 supply chain businesses and 17 storefronts are allowed, and they each had an average $5 million in total revenue (which seems pretty modest), that would be $8.75 million a year to the city...."
How do you suppose that stacks up against other businesses in the city or county based on facility square footage alone (regardless of business type)?