Cannabis

  • Imperial Beach approves marijuana ordinance

    Imperial Beach approves marijuana ordinance

    Imperial Beach on Wednesday approved an ordinance to allow one recreational marijuana dispensary in the city. The 3-2 vote came after nearly two hours of public comment and council deliberations. The city’s regulation places a strict vetting process on prospective pot shops. Applicants must pay...

  • Comic-Con 2018: Here's what you need to know about our new marijuana laws

    Comic-Con 2018: Here's what you need to know about our new marijuana laws

    Comic-Con 2018 is getting under way this week in San Diego, where about a dozen licensed stores began selling recreational marijuana products on January 1st. They also medical marijuana. About 135,000 people are expected for this year’s Comic-Con fan festival and many of them might not be familiar...

  • Consumers are being flooded with dubious claims about the health benefits of marijuana

    Consumers are being flooded with dubious claims about the health benefits of marijuana

    Spend a few minutes surfing Twitter and you’re likely to encounter a startling claim that comes without proof: Cannabis cures cancer. The online world is awash with such posts, startling scientists and physicians who are urging weed’s proselytizers to tap the brakes. “We know that a component in...

  • U.S. health officials approve first marijuana-based prescription drug

    U.S. health officials approve first marijuana-based prescription drug

    U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication from GW Pharmaceuticals on Monday to treat two rare forms...

  • Medical marijuana dispensary in L.G., first in city, gets OK

    Medical marijuana dispensary in L.G., first in city, gets OK

    Sean McDermott and his son, Corey, will be opening the first medical marijuana shop in La Mesa in just a few weeks. Now, the East County natives also will be opening the first medical cannabis collective in Lemon Grove. The Lemon Grove City Council voted 4-0 on June 19 to issue a conditional-use...

  • Oceanside OKs two delivery-only dispensaries

    Oceanside OKs two delivery-only dispensaries

    Oceanside agreed Wednesday to license two delivery-only dispensaries as the city continues to fine-tune a medical marijuana ordinance adopted in April. The 3-2 vote, with council members Jack Feller and Esther Sanchez opposed, was a compromise reached after the failure of an earlier motion that...

  • San Diego bans marijuana from new urban gardens

    San Diego bans marijuana from new urban gardens

    San Diego took the precautionary move on Tuesday of prohibiting growing of marijuana in the dozens of urban gardens expected to soon sprout up across the city under a new property tax incentive approved in January. The incentive aims to transform some of the city’s roughly 2,000 blighted properties...

  • New cannabis initiative proposed in Oceanside

    New cannabis initiative proposed in Oceanside

    A new group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana sales in Oceanside has filed an initiative that, if approved by voters, would supersede a medical marijuana ordinance the city approved March 28. Members of Oceanside Advocates for Safe Access held a news conference Tuesday afternoon outside...

  • Imperial Beach pushes back marijuana vote

    Imperial Beach pushes back marijuana vote

    Imperial Beach moved closer to regulating recreational marijuana Wednesday night. The City Council voted 3-2 to place an ordinance that would allow one dispensary to open on the July 18 agenda for a final vote. They were originally scheduled to vote during the June 20 meeting but decided to push...

  • Imperial Beach to vote on marijuana regulations in June

    Imperial Beach to vote on marijuana regulations in June

    A copy-and-paste error cost Imperial Beach residents the chance to vote on a ballot initiative that would have allowed recreational marijuana dispensaries, cannabis consumption lounges, and manufacturing facilities in the coastal city. Now, Imperial Beach is moving ahead with its own recreational...

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