Amid the unanimity, a fissure emerged: Would customers be part of the promised wave of raids? Prompted by a reporter, Goldsmith asserted at length that card-holding patients will not find themselves in the legal crosshairs unless they are "... more

May 30, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion

Suddenly, four dispensaries were up and running on the same block of his home near Bankers Hill. Noah (not his real name) was a dealer who had been raking in more than $3,000 per month in 2012 selling pot to a circle of friends and acquaint... more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM News & Opinion

While owning a dispensary can be lucrative, opening one can be costly, especially in San Diego where laws have created a dog-eat-dog competition for a limited number of viable locations more

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 AM News

I'm a budtender in San Diego. Which is basically like a bartender except I'm selling medical marijuana. I got into this line of work five years ago when I responded to an ad on Craigslist.  more

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Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM News

For all the new alliances PCA is creating, the group may find its greatest adversaries among other medical-marijuana leaders, who've either taken a neutral position or are outright opposed to the proposed Compassionate Use Dispensary Res... more

Feb 22, 2012 12:00 AM News

Support for an ordinance that would restrict where medical-marijuana dispensaries can operate in San Diego seems to be waning as Councilmember Lorie Zapf's office tells CityBeat that she intends to vote against it when it comes up for a vote ... more

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