Last week, NUGGETRY News reported that San Fransisco had resumed their medical marijuana collective licensing process, then just as quickly suspended it again.
As of yesterday, medical marijuana dispensary licensing has resumed in San Francisco. Last week, the Department of Public Health officials had announced that the program would be “suspended indefinitely,” and as of yesterday, that suspension was revoked.
Some changes were made to San Francisco’s licensing and inspection program since it initially was suspended, including a ban on cannabis-infused edibles produced by companies outside of the city, and a requirement that all collective owners sign a statement swearing that all medical marijuana sold in their shop is grown in California and comes from a grower who is a member of the non-profit collective.
San Francisco was the first city in California to license dispensaries when the Medical Cannabis Act was passed by the Board of Supervisors in 2005. Currently, San Francisco has 21 medical marijuana collectives.