Recreational dispensaries face setbacks in the Bay Area

The legalization of commercial recreational cannabis has been the buzz of California since the law gained the approval of voters in November of last year.

Unfortunately, come Jan. 1, you’ll have to look pretty hard to find recreational dispensaries in the heart of the Bay Area, considering San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and San Rafael have failed to issue a single business permit.

The progressive cities, who were expected to be at the forefront of the ‘Green Rush,’ have been derailed by their own local bureaucracy, and it doesn’t look like they will be getting back on the tracks anytime soon.

SF Chronicle Cannabis Editor David Downs joined host Pat Thurston to offer some more insight on the topic. 

Listen to the full segment below!


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