Harborside Poised to Open Third Dispensary

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It appears that Harborside Health Center, one of the most well-known names in the medical marijuana business, is about to get formal permission for its third dispensary in California’s bay area.

The San Leandro City Council is slated to vote next week on a resolution to award its lone dispensary permit to Harborside, which would be required to pay a hefty $60,000 annual licensing fee and meet other regulations.

The city manager has recommended that the council approve Harborside’s application.

Harborside founder Steve DeAngelo told Marijuana Business Daily in August that he and his brother, Andrew, are eyeing San Leandro as an expansion possibility. The company also won a dispensary license in Illinois and is looking to expand into other markets as well.

In their push for the permit, the DeAngelo brothers submitted a 63-page application packet complete with recommendations and business plans. They pledged that 250 products would be regularly available at the dispensary, promised to offer a range of patient services from yoga to drug abuse counseling, and agreed that 5% of the nonprofit’s gross receipts would be donated to San Leandro and a local community fund.

Harborside San Leandro, as the new dispensary will be called if it receives final approval, would follow the company’s first dispensary in Oakland and second in San Jose.

Neither of the DeAngelo brothers could be reached immediately for comment.