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Fate of San Diego Dispensaries, Local MMJ Industry on the Line as City Council Debates Ordinance

Chris Walsh  | April 18, 2013

The San Diego medical marijuana community is holding its collective breath as the city considers legal changes that would pave the way for dispensaries and lead to a revival of the local MMJ industry, which has been decimated in the past two years.

On Monday, the San Diego City Council will

San Diego Dispensaries Not Out of Woods Yet as Mayor Scrambles to Draft New MMJ Proposal

Chris Walsh  | January 31, 2013

The San Diego medical cannabis industry breathed a huge sigh of relief – and popped open a few champagne bottles – earlier this month when Mayor Bob Filner directed local police to stop prosecuting dispensaries. Filner also vowed to introduce a new ordinance that would essentially allow medical marijuana centers (which are now …

San Diego Medical Marijuana Revival on Tap? Mayor Vows to Pave Way for Cannabis Dispensaries

Chris Walsh  | January 10, 2013

San Diego’s battered medical marijuana industry is poised for a comeback after two years of turmoil that decimated the dispensary landscape.

And locals can thank one individual in particular: the new mayor.

In a surprisingly strong show of support for the MMJ industry, Mayor Bob Filner – who was sworn in last month –