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A Rash of Medical Pot Bans

Two months after California regulated medical marijuana for the first time, patients and the billion-dollar industry are facing a mixed set of reactions from cities and counties around the state. Oakland and Sacramento are crafting “cannabis enterprise zones” to reap the tax windfall from ten types of newly state-licensed medical pot activities. And with the clarity of the new state rules, Marin County and the cities of Santa Cruz and Long Beach are advancing toward permitting dispensaries or other activity. The battleground city of San Diego has three licensed clubs open, and more on the way. And even the Southern California desert town of Adelanto is aiming to wean itself from its private prison tax base by becoming the cannabis mega-grow capital of the state. Read more »

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