Wednesday, November 29, 2017
San Francisco's love of neighborhood and pot
Associated Press (ap.org); Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
SF supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana following weeks of emotional debate over where to allow new stores. Rules approved by the Board of Supervisors today call for a 600-foot buffer zone from schools and tobacco and alcohol stores.
San Francisco officials adopted recreational marijuana rules [in addition to medical cannabis] favored by pot advocates, but not without heated discussions over local control in a tightly packed city where neighborhoods differ wildly in politics and character.
The move could allow sales to start the first week of January, just after recreational pot becomes legal across California. But it had been surprisingly difficult for the pot-friendly city to adopt local rules required for growers and retailers to get a state permit to sell the drug.
San Francisco embraces its marijuana culture, celebrating the annual 4/20 holiday with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, near the head shops of Haight-Ashbury district. Scoring a medical marijuana card to buy pot is cheap and easy. More