New Measures Leave Berkeley Poised To Be Detroit of Pot
|Meanwhile, down at the pot factory...|
By the way, don't forget that, come November, there's a legalization initiative on California's fall ballot.
The two ballot questions, if approved, will allow up to 11 large-scale growing facilities of various sizes, but none larger than 30,000 square feet in the city's manufacturing zone. And the measures will allow a fourth retail outlet in the city's commercial districts, among other provisions.
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During public comment at the Council meeting, about 20 people spoke, none with a negative take on the situation."It's obvious you respect the cannabis community," said Richard Muller.
To prove he's no toady to industry, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said the city's three main concerns when crafting the measure were urging pot entrepreneurs to reduce their carbon footprint, discouraging pot chain stores in favor of local merchants, and providing free pot for the poor.
Don't go changing, Berkeley.