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Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis retail projects head to planning panel

Bay Area Cannasseur: Cannabis retail projects head to planning panel

By Sari Staver

San Francisco could have several new LGBT-owned cannabis businesses, if the applicants for new companies make it through the city's lengthy, expensive, and complicated approval process.

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By Sari Staver | July 30, 2019

A free four-day conference to help people of color, queers, and women navigate opportunities in the cannabis industry, "Weed the People," will be held August 1-4 at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street in San Francisco.

By Sari Staver | July 2, 2019

With almost 200 applications for licenses to open retail cannabis businesses now in the pipeline in San Francisco, a flood of new jobs is expected to make it easier to break into the burgeoning bud industry.


By Sari Staver | June 19, 2019

Two new cannabis retail stores have been approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission, including one in the Castro that will be owned in part by two gay men.

By Sari Staver | June 5, 2019

More than 100 people crowded into the Castro's Flore on Market recently, anxious to shake hands with Marisa Rodriguez, the newly appointed director of the city's Office of Cannabis.


By Sari Staver | May 1, 2019

Attention: Cannabis shoppers.

By Sari Staver | April 17, 2019

This is a special edition of the Bay Area Reporter's cannabis column and celebrates all things 4/20.


By Sari Staver | April 3, 2019

A new San Francisco-based cannabis delivery service is offering legal pot at 30 to 50% less than prices at brick and mortar retail stores.

By Sari Staver | March 13, 2019

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a pilot program that will allow organizations to apply for a permit to sell or consume cannabis at temporary events.


By Sari Staver | March 6, 2019

It took eight years of working its way through the government bureaucracy but the Vapor Room, one of San Francisco's quintessential cannabis dispensaries, is open again.

By Sari Staver | February 20, 2019

San Francisco's first cannabis dispensary equity applicant got the green light from the city's planning commission this month, enabling the founders of Cole Ashbury Group to begin renovations on a storefront at 1685 Haight Street.


By Sari Staver | February 20, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom has named San Francisco cannabis czar Nicole Elliott as a senior adviser for cannabis in the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, an appointment that drew praise from LGBT leaders in the cannabis industry.

By Sari Staver | February 20, 2019

The Mission district's longtime cannabis dispensary, Love Shack, which closed nearly a year ago, has re-opened by the gay-owned and -operated retail chain, SPARC.


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