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’

Historic cannabis bill, partly authored by Barbara Lee, comes to a House vote

"This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and require federal courts to expunge many prior marijuana offenses. It will be the first time the full House will vote on ending the federal prohibition of cannabis," Yahoo! Finance reports. The … Continue reading Historic cannabis bill, partly authored by Barbara Lee, comes to a House vote

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 may reset cannabis tax schedule

In early 2017, the San Leandro City Council approved a tiered schedule for taxing cannabis sales that gradually increases to eight percent by 2021. But as San Leandro's tax rate is set to increase from six percent to seven percent on July 1, the city may choose to reset the clock on the tax regimen … Continue reading San Leandro may reset cannabis tax schedule

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

City Hall Tip Sheet: Mar. 15-21 — San Leandro revisits red light camera contract; More license plate readers for Fremont

>San Leandro to approve adult-use cannabis sales SAN LEANDRO — Regular council meeting, Monday, Mar. 18, 7 p.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: Mar. 25. --RETAIL CANNABIS-- San Leandro is poised to allow its three permitted dispensaries to begin selling retail adult-use cannabis, according to a proposed ordinance. Included is a "shot clock" for … Continue reading City Hall Tip Sheet: Mar. 15-21 — San Leandro revisits red light camera contract; More license plate readers for Fremont

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.

EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth

ALAMEDA COUNTY - Regular council meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: July 31 (retreat). --SALES TAX MEASURE APPROVAL-- The county is coming back with another half-percent sales tax ballot measure to fund childcare and early education programs after Measure A came excruciatingly close to passage last June. The proposed measure … Continue reading EBC|AGENDA: July 20-26 – Lackluster interest for ALAMEDA pot permits; SAN LEANDRO moratorium; AHERN’s war on meth

ELECTIONLINE: Buffy Wicks-managed biz didn’t pay taxes; Pamela Price’s Oakland treasure map

Cannabis interests upset with San Leandro Mayor Cutter may have a Plan B candidate