Medical marijuana dispensaries (MMDs) have been legal in California for a number of years, and dispensaries that sell marijuana for recreational use became legalized last fall when California voters passed Prop. 64. However, the cultivation, possession, distribution, sale, and/or use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and even Prop. 64 prohibits MMDs from setting up shop within 600 feet of places where children congregate, such as day care centers and youth centers.
“In choosing to grant the conditional use to the MMD, the San Francisco Planning Commission made the unfortunate choice to ignore California law,” PJI President Brad Dacus said. “PJI intends to see that laws protecting children are enforced and the will of the voters must be completely respected by the City of San Francisco.”
PJI will hold a press conference concerning the appeal at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, in front of San Francisco’s City Hall. For more information, please contact PJI at (916) 857-6900.