San Jose Voters Reject Measure To Remove Restrictions On Medical Marijuana Shops
The measure would have undone ordinances that have been responsible for closing more than 60 dispensaries. In other news, the San Diego city attorney is under increasing pressure to shut down illegal dispensaries.
Bay Area News Group:
San Jose: Voters Say 'Yes' To Higher Taxes, 'No' To Looser Marijuana Rules
In a victory to a broad coalition of business and labor leaders Tuesday, a measure to raise taxes for 15 years to fund basic city services was headed toward easy passage while another that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to open virtually anywhere in the city was facing resounding defeat. (Giwargis, 6/7)
The Los Angeles Times:
San Diego Cracks Down On Illegal Pot Dispensaries
Landlords and operators of two illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego must pay $830,000 total in civil fines, a Superior Court judge has ruled. The ruling comes less than a month after operators of two other illegal dispensaries were criminally charged under a new, more aggressive approach by City Atty. Jan Goldsmith. (Garrick, 6/7)