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San Francisco Moves for a ‘Department of Cannabis’

By February 15, 2017Articles
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February 15, 2017 by Aggregated News

San Francisco would have its own independent department of marijuana under legislation headed to the Board of Supervisors.

“The goal is to create a single office to manage the onslaught that we are facing come Jan. 1, when recreational pot becomes legal,” said Supervisor Jeff Sheehy.

Sheehy has asked the city attorney to draw up legislation to set up an independent department to regulate the cultivation, sale and distribution of weed within San Francisco.

“Although I don’t think we will be seeing much cultivation here once marijuana is legal,” Sheehy said. “It’s going to be too expensive.”

That still leaves sale and distribution, which Sheehy says are big challenges that will affect neighborhoods throughout the city — as well as existing medical marijuana dispensaries, which are now overseen by the city’s Public Health Department.

“We are thinking of calling it the Department of Cannabis,” Sheehy said. [Read more at San Francisco Chronicle]


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