San Diego’s West Coast Cannabis Tours Officially Opens Doors

West Coast Cannabis Tours comes to San Diego

CALIFORNIA: West Coast Cannabis Tours (WCCT), a San Diego-based cutting edge authority of cannabis tourism, bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to open minded individuals and community members in the greater Southern California region, this week announced their exciting and education-based tours are now officially accessible to individuals. “We want to bring professional awareness to a natural remedy that has Read the full article…

San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensary Hit With $1.8-Million Fine

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

CALIFORNIA:  A Pacific Beach medical marijuana dispensary has been hit with a $1.8-million penalty for operating outside of San Diego‘s zoning regulations, the largest fine against a dispensary in city history. That more than doubles the total amount of dispensary-related judgments the city has collected to date. On Nov. 20, San Diego County Superior Court Read the full article…

San Diego Scientist Clears Haze On Medical Marijuana

Many scientists in the United States would love to do experiments using pot, like the ones done in California, but it's been incredibly difficult to study because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug.

CALIFORNIA: When voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical pot. There was only one problem. Scientists still hadn’t firmly established marijuana’s effectiveness as medicine. Some state legislators wanted to change that. They approached UC San Diego psychiatrist Igor Grant. “My recommendation was, look, establish a center to study this,” said Read the full article…

San Diego Greenlights First Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensary

When A Green Alternatives does open, it will be the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego and the second in the county.

CALIFORNIA:  An appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a San Diego State University business professor to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Otay Mesa was unanimously denied by the city’s Planning Commission today. In October, a city hearing officer granted a conditional use permit to David Blair to open A Green Alternative in Read the full article…

More Marijuana Dispensaries In San Diego To Close

San Diego law enforcement leaders said Tuesday they're stepping up efforts to close illegal marijuana dispensaries.

CALIFORNIA:  San Diego law enforcement leaders said Tuesday they’re stepping up efforts to close illegal marijuana dispensaries following a rash of citizen complaints and the discovery of weapons at a shop in the Mount Hope neighborhood.  Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the SDPD has been receiving numerous complaints of pot shops operating illegally in the Read the full article…

New Strategy Mars Pot Shop Approvals

While the San Diego’s first three legal dispensaries appear poised to open early next year, a dozen applicants behind them in the process are facing delays because their environmental exemptions have been appealed by applicant competitors.

CALIFORNIA:  An obscure environmental regulation is adding turbulence to the already controversial approval process facing applicants competing to open San Diego’s first legal marijuana dispensaries, city officials said this week. While the city’s first three legal dispensaries appear poised to open early next year, a dozen applicants behind them in the process are facing multi-week Read the full article…

2 Marijuana Dispensaries Ordered To Shut Down

While dozens of dispensaries were shut down under previous Mayor Jerry Sanders, many resumed doing business during Filner’s nine months in office.

CALIFORNIA:  Two San Diego marijuana dispensaries on El Cajon Boulevard have been given 24 hours to shutter their operations. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says Green Urban Association and the Bakery Collective are operating illegally in zones where a city ordinance forbids medical marijuana cooperatives. Located behind the SD Smoke Shop and with no exterior signage, Read the full article…

Pot Smokers Sue San Diego, Say Long Drives To Dispensaries Pollute Air

Medical marijuana smokers in San Diego say the city has forced their pot shops to locate in remote areas and that means the drives to and from will increase air pollution — and ultimately, harm their lungs.

CALIFORNIA:  Medical marijuana smokers in San Diego say the city has forced their pot shops to locate in remote areas and that means the drives to and from will increase air pollution — and ultimately, harm their lungs. The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients has filed a lawsuit, saying the city is violating the California Read the full article…

San Diego City Council Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Regulations

Issues raised in the judiciary committee hearing Thursday ranged from government regulation and Congressional involvement to the punitive effects the ban has on businesses and residents who don’t own their homes.

CALIFORNIA:  The San Diego City Council on Tuesday passed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego that will limit the establishments to no more than four per council district. The 8-1 vote, with Councilman Mark Kersey dissenting, sets zoning and operating restrictions for collectives. The panel has addressed the issue numerous times since California‘s Read the full article…

San Diego Drafts Ordinance To Give Marijuana Dispensaries Clear Rules To Operate Legally

A draft ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego is slated to go before the City Council in February, according to Interim Mayor Todd Gloria.

CALIFORNIA: Medical marijuana has been argued for years in San Diego, but operating dispensaries within city limits remains illegal 17 years after Californians passed the Compassionate Use Act. A draft ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego is slated to go before the City Council in February, according to Interim Mayor Todd Gloria. Public Read the full article…