Alameda Poised to Greenlight Marijuana Dispensaries
The state's cannabis industry is about to acquire new friendly territory in the East Bay. The Alameda City Council voted to overturn its seven-year-old ban on commercial cannabis earlier this month, paving the way for medical pot shops on the island.
"At this point, many of us are or know someone with serious health issues and they’re not able to purchase [medicinal cannabis] here, they have to go to Oakland or San Francisco to talk to someone in person and be able to purchase,” said Mayor Trish Spencer. Once the law is crafted and passed, that will no longer be the case.
Not much is known about what the ordinance will ultimately look like. Pot shops of all kinds have been prohibited in Alameda since 2010.