SAN FRANCISCO - MARIJUANA IN THE CITY
"Oakland, one industry insider told me recently, is going to be the cannabis capital of Northern California. If it is, it wouldn't be the first time San Francisco let something good escape across the Bay. Meanwhile, the harder the city pushes back on Cannabis, the better it will be for those already in business - including the black market."
In this article - we aim to inform every Pot smoking Anaheim resident about the essential issues in the heart of the Everybody's Favorite City. We answer the important questions:
- Where can I get Good Medical Cannabis Products in San Diego?
- What is the latest useful news and laws relating to pot?
- How can I buy Medical Weed legally?
Shaky City MMJ Factoids:
- MMJ ID Cards issued until 2015 = 21627
- California licensed Physicians Recommendations: >150,000 est.
- The city has 22 permitted medical marijuana dispensaries (2016), spread unevenly throughout town, although mostly in SoMa and the Mission.
- Legal cannabis sales in San Francisco exceeds $100 million a year (2015).
TOWN HALL AND THE POLICE - MMJ ISSUES
San Francisco is truly a city of historic proportions. Cities like Athens, Rome or Timbuktu were remembered for an eternity, not because of how big they were, but what went down in downtown.
Shaky Town was founded by the Spanish in 1776, the same year America was born. After the 1848 gold rush, Frisco grew to the point where the town incorporated (1856). The city was burnt to the ground in a fire after one of America's biggest earthquakes in 1906. The city was rebuilt and SF never looked back. Today, the Bay Area's population is pegged at over 8 million.
Unofficially, San Francisco must have the most nicknames of any city in the World.
- Baghdad by the Bay
- The City
- The City by the Bay
- The City That Knows How
- Everybody's Favorite City
- Fog City
- Golden City
- The Golden Gate City
- San Fran
- Shaky Town
San Francisco and the Bay area is home to two world changing phenomena - occurring in back to back generations. The Hippie-Beat generation profoundly affected every culture on the planet. Thought the phenomena of flower power was a nation / worldwide thing, most everyone would say San Fran and the Bay area was truly the capitol of that spontaneous movement. Just when Flower Power faded away, the slightly more premeditated Silicon Valley phenom burst into life.
The IT revolution swept the world, with drastic paradigm shift that perhaps this world has never seen? While we're not sure where this ongoing revolution will ultimately go, by now the majority of the planet's people have personal computers, apps, software, iPhones and database in the hands of everyone. A billion or two souls that had no electricity, running water only one generation ago, now has a iPhone and a Facebook account.
"After the Beatles had their say, California was the place it was happening. The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together." - Neil Young
Critics say that San Fran is one messed up city when it comes to Marijuana, the city's collective of lawmen, politicians and businessmen forms an ongoing dysfunctional "unit". While Cannabis sales have gone through the roof, and the world wide war on drugs is under attack, the Flower Power City decided to discourage the Marijuana Industry.
Mayor Ed Lee and other forces in city government have limited permits, and in no small way, the city has effectively created monopoliesamong the existing dispensaries and Pot clubs. Monopolies mean long lines, higher prices and arrogant behavior on the part of some vendors. With Medical Marijuana in high demand in the city, existing dispensaries are overloaded with customers, which creates a public nuisance for the neighborhood, as if there was a Wal Mart fire-sale every day of the week.
MMJ Law - San Francisco
MMJ Regulation and Safety Act — any business in operation now will have priority for a state license, starting in 2018
Patients are allowed up to 24 plants or 25 square feet of canopy; dispensary gardens capped at 99 plants in 100 square feet. Possession limit 8 oz. dried cannabis per patient.
San Francisco has enacted Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) Regulations for Preparation of Edible Cannabis Products
Disclaimer: Before taking action, readers should refer to San Fran County's actual website, or the original source, to verify the ultimate accuracy of any information provided herein.
HOW & WHERE CAN I BUY MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO?
In the past, buying Weed in Frisco was a no brainer. You could walk to a dispensary if "your man" was out of town. If you couldn't be bothered with dealers and clubs, you could pick up the phone and call one of more than forty delivery services. But there were issues, what is the quality of the pot?, Who's really legal here? Do I need a Medical Marijuana Card? Moving forward, the white hats of San Fran's Medical Marijuana industry want to see - and are pushing for - more dispensaries and more testing - to provide easy access to the affordable, potent, safe Medical Marijuana.
“Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid just chew two or three pieces. I just found this out myself. Try it.” - Neil Young to Howard Stern
To purchase Marijuana from any licensed Marijuana Dispensary or Club in San Francisco, you'll need a Doctor's Recommendation and / or MMJ-ID. Click on the 420 Evaluations logo below to get a legal recommendation - in minutes.
The process is 100% online, and is cheaper and much faster than a visit to the clinic - and you don't pay until a medical doctor has approved your case.
SAN FRANCISCO MMJ POLITICS & QUOTES
- "In 2016, with legalization a real possibility, the city may finally take a different tack. Under legislation authored by Supervisor Scott Wiener, the city has set up and seated a legalization task force." - SF Weekly
- "A collection of cannabis industry owners, workers, lawyers, and city and school district officials, the task force's mission is to grapple with the possibility of legal, recreational cannabis- if legalization is approved by California voters this fall."
- "There's an immediate need to create access for everyday people." - Erich Pearson
- "Existing cannabis businessmen like Pearson are directly aided by restrictive zoning and by anti-cannabis policy-makers — but even he believes that more dispensaries, not fewer, is what the city needs."
- "We're going to have a lot more cannabis users, we're going to need to spread it out." - Erich Pearson, the founder of SPAR
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