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San Jose’s 16 Cannabis Dispensaries Cleared for Non-Medical Sales

San Jose’s 16 existing cannabis dispensaries were cleared for sales and deliveries of non-medical, or adult-use, cannabis on Tuesday November 14 by the City Council in a unanimous 11-0 vote. Effective January 1, customers will no longer require a doctor’s recommendation to purchase cannabis products if each dispensary obtains a…

Santa Clara Bans Cannabis Businesses for 2018

On Tuesday November 7, Santa Clara’s City Attorney and City Manager were finally able to convince a skeptical City Council to approve a ban on commercial cannabis businesses, effective through the end of 2018. The ban passed 5-2, with Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta and City Council member Patricia Mahan dissenting.…

Pacifica Pot Tax Passes

Voters of the coastside city of Pacifica overwhelmingly approved a six to ten percent gross receipts tax on cannabis businesses in yesterday’s November 7 election. 79 percent of voters cast “yes” votes in favor of Measure G, which city staff estimated would generate $360,000 every year in revenue. The measure…

Palo Alto Keeps Cannabis Bans

On Monday October 30, the Palo Alto City Council voted 9-0 to ban all commercial cannabis business operations indefinitely, except for deliveries of cannabis products to residences. Under the principles of permissive zoning, the city has always banned cannabis businesses – since these businesses are not explicitly permitted they are…

San Carlos OKs Cannabis Businesses

The City of San Carlos took a cautious first step towards permitting and taxing commercial cannabis businesses on Monday October 23 with the 4-1 City Council approval of an Ordinance to Regulate Commercial Cannabis Activities. The city’s new rules will continue to allow the delivery of cannabis, and lift the current…

Santa Clara Hires Cannabis Consultant

The Santa Clara City Council voted 6-0, Dominic Caserta absent, on Tuesday, September 26 to hire a consultant to provide advice on what commercial cannabis regulations to adopt, as the city looks to tax the industry via retail dispensaries as early as April 2018. Locations for and the number of…