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San Diego finalizes marijuana grow and manufacturing rules

San Diego has decided to allow indoor cultivation and manufacturing, making the city among the first in California to establish regulations for the entire marijuana supply chain. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, new rules passed by the City Council include two key changes: Marijuana production businesses must have “odor-absorbing ventilation and exhaust systems.” Testing […]

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San Diego approves new marijuana business regulations

San Diego’s City Council approved regulations to allow cultivation, testing, production and distribution of marijuana products by business operators that obtain conditional use permits. Such activities would be allowed in light and heavy industrial zones of San Diego, City News Service reported. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the council also: Eliminated a proposed cap – […]

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San Diego marijuana firms object to new regulatory proposals

San Diego cannabis business executives are criticizing newly proposed cultivation, manufacturing and testing rules that the City Council put forward last week, saying they are overly strict. The executives singled out a proposed cap that would limit the number of grow and manufacturing companies to 18 in the city, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Also, […]

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California tribe transforms casino into medical cannabis grow site

The Iipay Nation in San Diego County has transformed a failed 35,000-square-foot casino into a high-tech medical marijuana cultivation site and is leasing some of the space to growers who can sell product to legal dispensaries throughout California. The operation currently consists of two grow rooms with fewer than 1,000 plants. But more than a dozen greenhouses […]

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San Diego, San Francisco delay cannabis implementation

San Diego and San Francisco, two of the most populous cities in California, moved to delay cannabis-related businesses. The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously extended a moratorium on recreational marijuana retailers until December, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved temporary restrictions on indoor marijuana cultivation until the city approves permanent zoning restrictions. […]

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Cannabis REIT files to be listed on NYSE

A cannabis-focused real estate investment trust has filed to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. If approved, it would be the first marijuana-related company to list on the Big Board. Innovative Industrial Properties, headquartered in San Diego but incorporated in Maryland, filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday saying it plans to sell […]

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San Diego cracking down on illegal marijuana dispensaries

The city of San Diego has launched a campaign to crack down on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries and is asking residents to purchase MMJ only from licensed shops, a sign that authorities are trying to rein in the local black market. The “Buy Safe, Buy Legal” campaign was launched Thursday through a partnership of the United Medical Marijuana […]

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Only eight dispensaries in San Diego so far

It’s been more than two years since San Diego’s City Council approved restrictive medical cannabis dispensary regulations that were aimed at setting up 36 storefronts in the city. But roughly 29 months later a mere eight licensed dispensaries are up and running, far short of the number city officials pledged would be operational, according to […]

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Congressman: Law Enforcement Should Drop San Diego MMJ Case

A California congressman is calling on the San Diego law enforcement community to abandon its case against a medical cannabis product wholesaler, following the U.S. D. Department of Justice’s decision this week to drop its lawsuit against Harborside Health Center in Oakland. “The DOJ should never have brought charges in the first place,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said […]

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San Diego Dispensary Hit With Record Fine

A San Diego judge has slapped a local medical marijuana dispensary with a $1.8 million fine for violating zoning regulations, ranking as the largest penalty assessed against an MMJ operation in the city’s history. In addition to the fine levied on SoCal Holistic Health Inc., the judge issued a permanent injunction against the dispensary and its […]

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San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more were forced to shutter this week, the city attorney announced on Thursday, bringing the total closed over the past four years to over 200. All four were deemed in violation of new zoning restrictions that the city approved earlier this […]

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Marijuana Raids Target Four San Diego Dispensaries as DEA Continues to Close California Pot Shops

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency has raided several medical marijuana businesses in San Diego over the past week, highlighting the Obama administration’s efforts to conduct a sustained crackdown on California pot shops. In the latest series of marijuana raids, agents served warrants at four San Diego dispensaries, forcing the MMJ businesses to shut down and […]

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