Group behind controversial San Leandro dispensary is also looking at Hayward

HAYWARDWhen Stephen Cassidy was the mayor of San Leandro he believed the city's approval of medical cannabis dispensaries would put children at risk. As legend has it, Cassidy toured the nearby Harborside Health Center in Oakland and his views dramatically changed.He later tempered his stance by leading the San Leandro City Council to approve just … Continue reading Group behind controversial San Leandro dispensary is also looking at Hayward

San Leandro may ‘pump the brakes’ on dispensaries, but only after three

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |  A third dispensary permit in San Leandro in just over a year was formally approved Monday night, but it may be the last for some time after a councilmember raised the possibility of moratorium on any further dispensaries. The San Leandro City Council moved to schedule later this month a … Continue reading San Leandro may ‘pump the brakes’ on dispensaries, but only after three

San Leandro sets the stage for third dispensary, without open bidding process

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter already hasa operator in mind for the city's potential third dispensary.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |San Leandro’s medical marijuana dispensary ordinance was amended Monday to include a possible third permit. The San Leandro City Council only recently awarded a second permit in July, and now with its latest action, is setting the stage … Continue reading San Leandro sets the stage for third dispensary, without open bidding process

San Leandro unanimously approves first dispensary; angles for pot tax initiative

Harborside founder Steve DeAngelo was disparagedduring Tuesday night's council meeting.SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | The long road toward medical cannabis in San Leandro ended after the city council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a permit for Oakland-based Harborside to become the city’s first-ever dispensary. In addition to the approval, the council also voiced strong support … Continue reading San Leandro unanimously approves first dispensary; angles for pot tax initiative

Harborside receives recommendation for San Leandro’s lone dispensary permit

SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | San Leandro’s first-ever pot dispensary will likely be operated by the nation’s largest collective. City staffers are recommending that the San Leandro City Council on Tuesday night select Oakland-based Harborside Health Center for the city’s single dispensary permit.The issue of taxing medical cannabis in San Leandro in the near future … Continue reading Harborside receives recommendation for San Leandro’s lone dispensary permit

Miley Hands Out Commendations for Medical Marijuana Advocates While Wearing Oaksterdam T-Shirt

Nate Miley in his cannabis t-shirt.ALAMEDA COUNTY BOS | Either Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley is a visionary when it comes to medical cannabis or a political pariah. On Tuesday, Miley handed out county proclamations honoring the work of medical cannabis advocates Richard Lee of Oaksterdam University and Harborside’s Steve DeAngelo while proudly donning a black … Continue reading Miley Hands Out Commendations for Medical Marijuana Advocates While Wearing Oaksterdam T-Shirt

Trio Of House Bills Hope To Legitimize Pot Business In East Bay

STARK'S BILL WOULD ALLOW FOR BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS FOR OWNERS OF POT DISPENSARIESBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterAlthough medical marijuana dispensaries are legal in California, good luck in accessing basic financial instruments provided by banks, who fear the businesses are a front for criminal activity.Rep. Pete StarkSo, if you cannot provide financial documents as a dispensary … Continue reading Trio Of House Bills Hope To Legitimize Pot Business In East Bay