A San Francisco land-use committee has given an initial green light to a restrictive zoning proposal that one state senator from the city is claiming would “ban all new cannabis retail businesses in almost all of San Francisco.”
Sen. Scott Wiener – a former member of the board of supervisors – wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that the new zoning rules are tantamount to a ban because the city is adopting a 1,000-foot buffer between MJ businesses and schools, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The buffer is stricter than the state-mandated, 600-foot setback rule for cannabis companies.
“We’re not just talking about severely restricting or banning traditional cannabis dispensaries,” Wiener wrote.
“These restrictions apply to *all* cannabis businesses, ranging from dispensaries to edibles to ointments and oils to every other conceivable cannabis product. And, we’re talking almost everywhere.”
The zoning proposals face another board hearing Monday and will go before the full city board of supervisors Nov. 14.