California voters legalized recreational marijuana use last year, San Francisco is assembling a task force to propose rules and regulations for the marijuana industry, addressing everything from drug-testing to where cannabis businesses can be located.

Patients with HIV, cancer survivors, business owners and medical cannabis clubs operators were among over the 48 applicants applying for 14 seats on the newly created Marijuana State Legalization Task Force. They will advise the Board of Supervisors on regulating the cannabis industry and monitoring the situation.

11 people were selected by the board’s Rules Committee to serve on the task force, postponing a decision on who should serve on other seats to another date. The full board is expected to approve the task force members next week, and the task force is expected to hold its first meeting in January 2017.

Members of the Board of Supervisors already face a bunch of complaints from residents when cannabis dispensaries tried to open under existing San Francisco city law and cannabis regulations. Current marijuana rules restrict cannabis businesses to only a small portion of The City, known as the “green zone,” which results in clustering. There are a lot of places in San Francisco where patients need medical marijuana dispensaries.

There are 28 marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco in operation today.

Scott Wiener, supervisor who created the cannabis task force, said it is very important to establish “smart local regulation” ahead of time to prevent a “fire drill” post­-legalization. Wiener along with the two other supervisors John Avalos and Malia Cohen, voted on the applicants to be approved.

Green Cross founder, Kevin Reed, said legalization will “severely” impact SF neighborhoods with existing marijuana clubs. “We need more cannabis clubs in San Francisco to handle legalization,” Reed told the committee.

Reed said The City should open up areas for weed dispensaries like the Bayview or Marina. He also offered to eliminate the restriction that requires pot dispensaries to be only on the first floor of buildings. “You have an entire Financial District of tall buildings that you can open up,” Reed noted.

Tom McElroy, an architect and SF Duboce Triangle resident picked to serve on the cannabis task force, said it will constantly hold neighborhood meetings to gain acceptance for medical marijuana. “I believe everyone should have access to cannabis industry,” McElroy said. “Education is a big part of this task force and changing people’s minds about marijuana.”

Some other applicants spoke about the need to control the feel and look of the cannabis industry. “It would be preferable not to have large cannabis billboards clustering around the airport and large signs outside of businesses,” said Jesse Stout, an attorney who was selected to serve on the task force before.

Drug Policy Alliance member Laura Thomas, said marijuana legalization would create a strong job market and SF should focus efforts on job training. Laura added that cannabis task force would examine funding ideas with expected tax revenues for businesses.

Legal medical marijuana sales increased by 74 percent last year to $2.7 billion, according to marijuana investment and research firm The ArcView Group.

Use of medical cannabis is still illegal under federal law but 28 states, including California, allow the drug for medical purposes. Recreational cannabis has recently been legalized in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Massachusetts, Main and Nevada.


Selections for San Francisco’s Cannabis State Legalization Task Force:

Jesse Stout, medical marijuana attorney with Greenbridge Corporate Counsel

Erich Pearson, SPARC co-­founder

Michelle Aldrich, long­time marijuana advocate

Sara Payan, dispensary employee at The Apothecarium

Jon Ballesteros, Senior VP of Public Policy for the San Francisco Travel Association

Barbara Fugate, retired 911 dispatcher

Tom McElroy, architect

Laura Thomas, Deputy State Director, California, for the Drug Policy Alliance

Terrance Alan, chairman of SF Late Night Coalition

Sarah Shrader, medical marijuana advocate, attorney

Daisy Ozim, TAYSF, transitional age youth collaborative community organizer

In this post- we want to inform every Weed smoking San Francisco resident about the essential issues in the heart of the Everybody’s Favorite City.  We answer the important questions:

Medical Marijuana Facts in San Francisco City:

  • Medical Marijuana Cards issued until  2016 = 121627
  • 28 permitted medical marijuana dispensaries (2016) in San Francisco, mostly in SoMa and the Mission District.
  • Legal medical cannabis sales in San Francisco exceeds $100 million a year .

San Francisco was founded, the same year America was born, by the Spanish in 1776.  After the 1848 gold rush, San Francisco grew to the point where the town incorporated (1856). After one of America’s biggest earthquakes in 1906 the city was burnt to the ground in a fire.  The city was rebuilt and SF looked even better than before.  As of today, the Bay Area’s population is over ten million. San Francisco is a city of historic proportions.

San Francisco have the most nicknames of any city:

  • Baghdad by the Bay
  • San FranDisco
  • The City
  • The City by the Bay
  • The City That Knows How
  • Everybody’s Favorite City
  • Fog City
  • Frisco
  • Golden City
  • The Golden Gate City
  • San Fran
  • Rainbow City

San Francisco and the Bay area is home to two world changing phenomena – occurring in generations, bsan-francisco-dispensaries-cannabis-lounges-mmjdoctor-city-fogack to back.  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. The Hippie-Beat generation profoundly affected every culture on the planet.  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?  By now the majority of the planet’s people have computers, applications, software, apple iPhones, cloud services and database in the hands of everyone, while we’re not sure where this ongoing revolution will ultimately go. A billion souls that had no power, running water only one generation ago, now has a Facebook account and an iPhone.

“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 Francisco is disorganized city when it comes to Cannabis, the city’s collective of lawmen, politicians and businessmen forms an ongoing dysfunctional “unit”.  While Medical Marijuana sales have gone through the roof, and the world wide war on drugs is under attack, the SF decided to discourage the Cannabis Industry.

Mayor Ed Lee  have limited licenses, and in no small way, the city has created monopolies among the existing mmj dispensaries and Weed clubs. Monopolies mean higher prices, long lines and arrogant behavior on the part of some pot clubs.   With Medical Cannabis in high demand in SF, existing 420 clubs are crowded with patients, which creates a public nuisance for the neighborhood, as if there was a  Best-Buys super-sale every day.

MMJ Law – San Francisco

Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act — any mmj business in operation will have a priority for a state license, starting in 2018

Marijuana users 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 user.

San Francisco has enacted Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) Regulations for Preparation of Edible Cannabis Products

Disclaimer:  Before taking any action, you should refer to San Francisco County’s website,  or the original source,  to verify the ultimate accuracy of any information provided herein.


In the past, buying Cannabis in San Francisco was so easy.  You could walk to a mmj club if “your man” was out of town.  If you couldn’t be bothered with clubs and dealers, 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 marijuana products? Is it legal place to buy medical marijuana from?  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 marijuana dispensaries and more lab-testing – to provide easy access to the leagal, affordable, potent, safe Medical Cannabis.

“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 buy Cannabis from any licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensary or Club in San Francisco,  you’ll need a Medical Marijuana Card from Licensed medical Marijuana Doctors.  To Schedule your online appointment and see our licensed Medical Marijuana Doctors in San Francisco today click here!



  • “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 SPARK


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