Hayward approves second downtown dispensary: ‘We’re basically making the downtown a drug hub’

A second cannabis dispensary is coming to downtown Hayward. A conditional-use permit was granted Tuesday night to Jiva Life for a retail establishment at the former Hayward Fishery restaurant on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and C Street. Hayward officials last year approved a cannabis dispensary on B Street. Like the location approved this week, … Continue reading Hayward approves second downtown dispensary: ‘We’re basically making the downtown a drug hub’

San Leandro’s early cannabis tax revenues look promising, but there’s a push to lower the rate

San Leandro's early projections that the cannabis industry would bring roughly $500,000 in new annual tax revenues have largely failed to materialize. One big reason is the inability of its three permitted cannabis dispensaries to actual open shop. Last January, the first of the three dispensaries went into operation near the Kaiser Permanente building. The … Continue reading San Leandro’s early cannabis tax revenues look promising, but there’s a push to lower the rate

Why Hayward’s most fervent anti-smoking official was cut out of council’s vaping referral?

The three Hayward councilmembers who proposed regulations on flavored tobacco and vaping products last month are each up for re-election next year. Hayward Councilmembers Al Mendall, Francisco Zermeño, and Elisa Márquez will undoubtedly use any new restrictions on teenage vaping as a feather in their caps during next year's fall campaign. But it's notable that … Continue reading Why Hayward’s most fervent anti-smoking official was cut out of council’s vaping referral?

San Leandro: Cannabis tax rate may stay put for another year

San Leandro's cannabis industry has failed to gain a foothold nearly four years after approving its first medical cannabis dispensary. The first dispensary to open, actually the third permit given by the city, only opened earlier this year. Three years ago, voters gave the city permission to begin taxing cannabis sales and a schedule was … Continue reading San Leandro: Cannabis tax rate may stay put for another year

Hayward to add 8 new cannabis permits and rescind one this week

Hayward is set to approve eight more cannabis permits on Tuesday night and may rid itself of one previously approved commercial distribution permit. Three of the eight proposed permits also received permits from the city during a previous round of approval for separate cannabis activities. BAS Research, Empress Extracts, and Gurpreet Sing for manufacturing; Always … Continue reading Hayward to add 8 new cannabis permits and rescind one this week

Hayward may rescind cannabis permit after learning of associate’s arrest for illegal pot

A cannabis business previously approved for a commercial distribution permit in Hayward could have the license rescinded next week after city officials learned of the applicant's alleged connections to a man arrested by Hayward Police earlier this year for running a large-scale illegal cannabis cultivation site. Last June, the Hayward City Council approved a conditional-use … Continue reading Hayward may rescind cannabis permit after learning of associate’s arrest for illegal pot

San Leandro: Unopened dispensaries get deadline; council moves toward allowing adult use cannabis

San Leandro dispensaries say medical cannabis-only sales put them at a serious economic disadvantage against adult use stores.

San Leandro mayor voices displeasure with Harborside, accuses them of sitting on cannabis permit

When a report by a San Leandro oversight committee on new revenues from three recent tax-generating measures was released last week, there was a glaring zero next to Measure NN, the cannabis business tax approved by voters in 2016. A week before, during a council discussion on the possibility of the city's placing another tax … Continue reading San Leandro mayor voices displeasure with Harborside, accuses them of sitting on cannabis permit

EBC|AGENDA: Oct. 12-18–ALAMEDA may allow adult-use dispensaries; Numerous councils line up against Prop. 6

Oakland to help homeless living in cars with a safe palce to park; San Leandro is getting a new city clerk next week.

Hayward council lashes out as councilman blames them for ruining downtown

Salinas, who is running for mayor this fall, called the City Council opportunistic for welcoming the cannabis industry into Hayward