Tag Archives: Cannabis Policy

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Tales of Two Cities Podcast: Repurposing

Tales of Two Cities reporters explore all things repurposed -- from buildings and bridges to names, Lyft rides, school meals, and cannabis.

Oakland dispensaries hope for bill to expand cannabis permits

A bill that arrived on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week could change where people can purchase and consume cannabis products.

Artists struggling with cannabis-industry landlords share work, solidarity at FESTAC

Oakland artists gathered at the Festival for Arts and Culture over Labor Day weekend to show the city that despite many economic forces working against them—including corporate cannabis—they are still here.

Federal government drops case against Harborside marijuana dispensary

After four years of litigation, the U.S. Attorney's office finally drops its case against Harborside Medical Cannabis Dispensary.
Man preparing marijuana.

As the marijuana industry heats up, street dealers think about going legal

Entrepreneurs from other industries are moving into the space and creating a social bubble that excludes the “underground” group.
The mural at Oaksterdam's former location at 1600 Broadway has since been painted over by the building's new owner. Photo by Anne-Sophie Braendlin

After the raid: The financial fallout for Oaksterdam and Oakland’s pot business

Following the federal raid on Oaksterdam University last April, Dale Sky Jones found herself with an incredible task: rebuilding the school from the ground up. Not only had Richard Lee, Oaksterdam’s founder and director, just...
A mural in downtown Oakland marking Oaksterdam University and the neighborhood where patients can buy medical marijuana from various cafes, clubs and dispensaries.

Oakland marijuana dispensaries concerned over potential prosecution, taxes

Medical marijuana supporters and business people in Oakland reacted angrily last week to dual blows from the federal government—a prosecution warning and a massive tax bill—as they speculated on the possible consequences for patients and...
This list shows the more than 300 parties interested in growing and selling cannabis in Oakland. They will receive instruction on how to apply for a cultivation permit once the process is finalized. Photo by Kevin Fixler.

City Council to decide fate of marijuana farm permits tonight

Now that the ash has settled on California’s latest marijuana ballot initiatives, Oakland’s industrial cannabis policy—the nation’s first—can move forward, beginning with the city council’s meeting tonight.