Home | Community | Message Board

Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Original Seeds Store Shop: Buy Cannabis Seeds, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 13,985
Loc: Flag
San Fran pot clubs under scrutiny [CA]
    #4621205 - 09/05/05 01:23 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Medical pot clubs under scrutiny
September 4, 2005 - sfexaminer.com

Two of San Francisco's better-known medical pot clubs have been put on notice by The City as officials grapple with the burgeoning industry amidst growing neighborhood protests.

The Green Cross in the Mission must make major changes to regain its permit and the Mendo Healing clinic may not relocate to Potrero Avenue while The City's current moratorium is in effect, city planning officials have ruled.

In April, the Board of Supervisors imposed a 45-day moratorium — that has since been extended — as it began to sort out how to regulate The City's medical marijuana business that functions with little legal supervision. Three pieces of legislation are currently being floated detailing health and safety rules for 40-plus medicinal marijuana facilities, which include permit requirements. Although both of these clubs had taken out business permits, many others have not.

"I do, in a lot of ways, feel I'm being penalized while doing the right thing," said Kevin Reed, who operates the Green Cross club on 18th Street. He conceded his 250 to 300 clients a day require some managing to avoid inconveniencing neighbors, but said he's taken many steps to improve security and minimize traffic and other nuisances since his permit was suspended earlier this summer.

He said the long list of requirements laid out on Friday by City Zoning Administrator Lawrence Badiner seemed "drastic" — particularly eliminating the separate office he uses to oversee security cameras and shutting down at 6 p.m. on weekdays instead of 8 p.m.

Paula Medina, a bartender at The Liberties nearby, said she didn't expect opponents would be satisfied with anything less than closure, adding that in recent weeks improvements regarding neighborhood impact had been made. "People just want them gone," she said.

Dan Sider, of the Planning Department, said officials will be taking public comment on recommendations for Green Cross until Sept. 12 before sending pot club before the Board of Appeals for a hearing on Sept. 21.

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who introduced one of three competing sets of regulations to protect the patients under voter-backed state Proposition 215 while minimizing problems in the vicinity, said he has questions about the latest actions, some of which appear to go beyond any of the proposed restrictions.

A representative of the Mendo Healing club said its South of Market outlet had closed this summer, but owner David Moore had maintained a delivery service since then and had not yet committed to opening a new business at 595 Potrero Ave.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Original Seeds Store Shop: Buy Cannabis Seeds, Medical Cannabis Seeds

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* San Fran mayor offers pot club plan veggie 586 0 04/22/05 01:45 PM
by veggie
* Cities Look to Block Pot Clubs veggie 1,003 1 04/02/05 09:14 AM
by SuperD
* Pot clinics growing like weeds veggie 1,177 3 03/21/05 10:50 PM
by veggie
* Oakland's marijuana clubs thrive veggie 940 1 04/12/05 01:03 AM
by lackobreath
* Medicinal marijuana ban extended [CA] veggie 598 0 03/01/05 02:14 PM
by veggie
* Pot smokers unite in San Francisco veggie 740 0 04/01/05 08:56 PM
by veggie
* Oakland May Curb Marijuana Clubs' Growth motamanM 708 0 11/28/03 10:14 AM
by motaman
* White House escalates pot war
( 1 2 all )
motamanM 4,710 23 08/12/03 01:16 AM
by Irradiated_Feces

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
594 topic views. 1 members, 2 guests and 3 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Vesp.co, Inc.
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 18 queries.