san diego dispensaries

San Diego’s 1st Legal Dispensary Prepares for Liftoff

After waiting more than three months for an answer, David Blair finally got the good news this week: his medical marijuana dispensary will be allowed to open – fully licensed and legal – in San Diego. Blair’s dispensary, A Green Alternative, will be the second in the county but the first in the city itself […]

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San Diego Could Become One of Nation’s Hottest Medical Cannabis Markets – Again

The national medical marijuana spotlight has focused squarely on Massachusetts ever since the state legalized MMJ in November, with consultants, law firms and other ancillary cannabis companies scrambling to get in on the ground floor of a hot new market. The launch of the first dispensaries in Arizona has also garnered a fair share of […]

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

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 technically illegal […]

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Weekly Wrapup: Is the Crackdown on Medical Cannabis Businesses Ending?

During the first half of last year, the federal crackdown on medical marijuana businesses hit its apex. More than 500 dispensaries in several states closed after their landlords received civil forfeiture notices. Federal agents raided the well-known cannabis school Oaksterdam University. Major credit card companies shut out the industry because of government pressure. And a […]

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