Category Archives: medical marijuana ordinance

Cannabis update

Stockton’s lone medical marijuana dispensary, Port City Health and Wellness, remains closed as the founders wait and watch what the federal government does next. Attorney and co-founder Michael Rishwain said today he’s feeling encouraged by push-back against the Obama administration in defense of operators like him. He also pointed it out that we’re coming into […]

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Planning Commission notes

Last night’s meeting of the Planning Commission was routine but worth attending if only for the commissioners’ comments at the end. Police Department was the theme. They’re a popular topic these days. Commissioner Ed Surritt said he’s been on a handful of ride-alongs with police. He noticed that in the arrests he’s seen, officers take […]

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SUSD board vote on med pot dispensary


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SUSD v. medical marijuana

It indicates that trustee Sara Cazares requested the item.

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Stockton’s med marijuana start-ups

Yes, they’ve hit another obstacle in finding a location for the business.

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Proposed dispensary will appeal denial

The Stockton Planning Commission on Thursday rejected a medical marijuana collective’s bid to open a dispensary on West Fremont Street. Howard Seligman, a lawyer for the Stockton Non-Profit Collective, says the group will appeal the decision to the City Council. They have until July 25 to appeal, and Seligman said “we expect to very quickly.” […]

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Letters of support for proposed dispensary

Follow-up to that revised medical marijuana dispensary application before the Stockton Planning Commission on Thursday: This staff report outlines some of the proposed changes, including to parking. The would-be dispensary – proposed to be operated by two former mortgage brokers who opened a dispensary in Sacramento and who would lease the space from Stockton attorneys […]

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This week

Looks like I missed some big labor news during my vacation last week. Here’s a little of what’s going on this week at Stockton City Hall. •Tonight’s City Council meeting has a pretty light agenda. Included are items to hire a headhunting firm for $37,800 to find replacements for outgoing Community Services Director Pamela Sloan […]

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More on medical pot decisions

I’ve been asked a couple of times already: If the Planning Commission in July rejects the dispensary proposed for the West Fremont Street property leased from Douglas Rishwain and J.T. Rishwain Jr., who would be next in line for permit consideration? (You’ll recall that a City Council-appointed selection committee narrowed down the permit finalists from […]

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Two in, one in jeopardy

The Stockton Planning Commission tonight approved two of Stockton’s first three medical marijuana dispensaries regulated under the city’s new ordinance – but appeared poised to reject the third over concerns that it is too close to homes and has inadequate parking. Commissioners delayed action on a dispensary proposed for 1220 W. Fremont St.,  in theory […]

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