RICHMOND - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
In this article we talk about some interesting facts about the city with a focus on the main issue, Marijuana.
We address the important and frequently asked questions about MMJ:
- Where can I buy good legal weed in town?
- How can I become a legal Medical Marijuana patient?
- Where can I find a Cannabis collective in town?
- How can I get a 420 Medical Marijuana Doctor evaluation?
- Is there a nearby place I can get a Cannabis ID card?
- Can I get Marijuana delivered to my home?
- Where is a nearby dispensary with lab tested Marijuana?
- Can I grow weed at home?
- What are the latest laws concerning permits and ordinances?
- How can I get a Doctor's recommendation and growers permit?
- Where can I find a good Medical Marijuana lawyer in the city?
YELP BUSTED by RICHMOND RESTAURANT OWNER - GO SCREW YOU
"Cerretini lost his taste for Yelp when his began attracting reviews that were more negative than usual after he stopped advertising on the site."
The Owner Of Richmond’s Botto Bistro Is Proud To Have Yelp’s Worst-Rated Restaurant
Ratings, Schmatings. A lesson in reverse advertising. Most restaurant owners want the best-possible rating on Yelp, but Davide Cerretini is very happy to report that, based on more than 1,200 reviews, his Italian eatery has a dismal one-star score.
He said Yelp’s algorithm that features top reviews were not transparent enough, and the absence of advertising dollars was related to his restaurant’s diminishing rating. To combat the problem, or to say, go screw you, Cerretini got "even", offering a discount in exchange for giving Botto Bistro a one-star Yelp review, and customers complied en masse.
With a population of about 106,000 citizens, Richmond ranks as the 61st largest city in California.
The first human inhabitants are thought to be the Ohlone Indians, who lived and played in the area some five thousand years ago. Richmond, like most other Californian lands, was originally a Spanish Rancho with small farming operations with massive herds of cattle.
In or around 1848, the city was named after a significant local Anglo-American who insisted to State officials that the town be named after his hometown of Richmond Virginia. Do you wonder, if he was so in love with that Virginia town, why did he leave?
The railroad arrived in town in 1900, and with it the Postal Service. Soon after, in 1905, the city of Richmond was in a position financially to incorporate, which it did. Richmond went on to have an eventful history:
- 1901 Standard Oil set up operations - Richmond Refinery and tank farm -which are still operated by Chevron. There is a pier into San Francisco.
- 1919 - Until the enactment of prohibition the city had the largest winery in the world.
- 1920s - The Ku Klux Klan was quite active in the city.
- 1930 - The Ford Motor Company opened an assembly plant.
- 1940's - The richmond shipyards were used to build ships. On average the yards could build a ship in thirty days.
During the War, the city's population soared to about 120,000, making it one of the larger cities in California at that time. However, with the decline in military activity and shipbuilding, the city began a decades long decline. By 1960, the population dropped to about 70,000. Richmond bounced back. The 1970's and the age of the shopping mall, coupled with the housing boom of the 1980's brought energy and life to the local economy. Since then the town has grown at a modest clip.
Did you know? Richmond was the largest city in the United States served by a Green Party mayor.
The Latest Cannabis Ordinances, MMJ Permits, Marijuana Zoning, Meetings and News
Medical Marijuana Collective Application Process - UPDATE
The City of Richmond Police Department will host a pre-application meeting for Manufacturing Edible Infused-Marijuana Products (click here for the checklist). Meeting location is the Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, Thursday April 7, 2016 from 9am - 12pm.
Applications will be accepted starting Monday April 11 and the final day for submitted applications will be Friday May 20, 2016 at 4pm. Application packets will be available at the Richmond Police Department and Richmond City Hall Business License window.
Completed applications must be dropped off at the Richmond Police Department and applicants must pay the application completeness review fee of $2257.
PERMITTING - The medical marijuana collective permitting program will be administered by the Richmond Police Department. When the Police Department is prepared to accept and review applications for permits, it will publish an Invitation to Apply for Permits on the City’s website.
APPLICATION - MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVE PERMIT APPLICATION FORM
MANUFACTURING - EDIBLE MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS PERMIT APPLICATION QUESTIONNAIRE
MANUFACTURERS OF EDIBLE MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS PERMIT Application Submittal Checklist
ORDINANCE - MEASURE V - “Shall an ordinance be adopted to amend the Richmond Business License Tax to provide that every person engaged in a marijuana business pay a general business license tax of five percent (5%) of its gross receipts?”
ZONING MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVES - Purpose and intent. It is the purpose and intent of this chapter to regulate the collective cultivation, dispensing and distribution of medical marijuana, the collective manufacturing, packaging and distribution of edible medical marijuana infused products and mobile dispensaries and mobile distribution of marijuana and edible marijuana products, including the land use and zoning thereof, in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Richmond.
Community Garden Plot Holders - To ensure that all plot holders enjoy a safe gardening experience a Richmond Community Garden Understanding letter has been drafted for each plot holder to read and sign.
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Important Advisory and Disclaimer: Before acting on any marijuana related issue under discussed here or otherwise, it is strongly recommended that the reader confirm the ultimate accuracy of their information source. In many cases, your City Hall official website provides the important information most people want, permits, startups, ordinances and other MMJ matters. If you are involved in a serious matter that involves marijuana; criminal, or business; we advise you to contact a lawyer that specializes in California Cannabis Law and move forward intelligently..
|RICHMOND CITY POLICE - THE MARIJUANA FILES - NEWS|
Police asked the car's driver and passenger to get out, and called two California Highway Patrol K-9 units to help search the car. When one canine signaled to his officer about the dashboard, officers noticed loose air vents and then found a hidden and unregistered .40 caliber Glock with an extended magazine and several packages of marijuana.
The East Bay city became the latest jurisdiction to embrace state-level regulations by crafting local components that plug into the state’s multi-billion dollar industry, defying critics who said state-level regulations would damage medical marijuana.
Starting last Friday, Richmond will not cap permits for commercial cannabis gardens, as well as edibles kitchens. Richmond could collect a minimum of $1 million per year with a 5 percent sales tax on activity that would otherwise go untaxed.
"We're going to be in full tax-collection mode, We want the money." - Mayor Tom Butt
Richmond has a $12 million budget deficit, and is now open for canna-business, with less red tape than nearby city Oakland, which also green-lit an industry expansion, but with onerous permitting rules.
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