Social Equity Elimination: Todd Gloria Under Pressure to Reconsider

Social equity ELIMINATION: todd gloria under pressure to reconsider

Social Equity Elimination: Todd Gloria Under Pressure to Reconsider April 22, 2024 Dear Mayor Gloria, As a fellow colleague and representative of overlapping neighborhoods within our city, I am compelled to express my deep concern and disappointment regarding the proposed city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Our most important charge is ensuring that every […]

VOSD: Mayor Wants to Cut Cannabis Equity Program and Return State Grant

Mayor Wants to Cut Cannabis Equity Program and Return State Grant

VOSD: Mayor Wants to Cut Cannabis Equity Program and Return State Grant San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is proposing to eliminate a city program that would have helped people charged with crimes related to cannabis enter the legal weed market. City staff had been working on the Cannabis Social Equity program for years but had […]

UCFW Announces Tentative Agreement with Eaze/Stachs

UCFW Announces Tentative Agreement with Eaze/Stachs

UCFW Announces Tentative Agreement with Eaze/Stachs United Food and Commercial Workers Union UFCW Locals 5, 135, 324, and 770 today announced a tentative labor agreement. The UCFW bargaining committee unanimously recommended that their coworkers ratify the agreement. Workers are expected to vote on ratification later this week. Grant Tom, UFCW Local 135 Secretary-Treasurer and lead […]

March and Ash Opens 10th Location, adds Palm Desert to Portfolio

Interior photo of March & Ash Palm Desert

This week March & Ash opened it’s 10th location, assuming the space from Libra dispensary in Palm Desert. The Coachella Valley location joins 3 stores in Chula Vista, 3 in San Diego proper, Imperial Valley, Imperial Beach and Vista. “Our experienced staff is dedicated to truly understanding each individual customer and recommending products that pair […]

Buzz Cannabis Opens Storefront in La Mesa

Buzz Cannabis Opens Storefront in La Mesa

Buzz Cannabis’ Kevin Hana announced the opening of its second location, at 7584 University Ave in La Mesa. Planning for the site began in 2020 and opened April 15. The 3,000 sq ft showroom will feature a similar menu strategy as its Mission Valley location, and offer streamlined yet secure transacting. Hana said “We love […]

Hawaii bill to legalize recreational marijuana appears dead

Hawaii bill to legalize recreational marijuana appears dead

The latest effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adults appears dead once again after House Finance Chair Kyle Yamashita declined to hold a vote on Senate Bill 3335. “The path to legalizing adult-use cannabis has been a deeply divisive issue,” said Yamashita, (D, Pukalani-Makawao-Ulupalakua) in a written statement. “This year marked its furthest progression, with […]

MedMen Torrey Pines licence acquired by Santa Monica-based OnePlant

Image of MedMen Torrey Pines and OnePlant logo MedMen Torrey Pines Acquired by OnePlant

MedMen Torrey Pines licence acquired by Santa Monica-based OnePlant The deal is part of a agreement to acquire 3 MedMen licenses, including the last remaining San Diego MedMen in Torrey Pines. The store has resumed normal business hours after being shuttered, and affected employees are being rehired. Ryan Bishara, Vice President of Operations for One […]

LAT: MedMen’s fall shows the difficulties of the legal weed business

MedMen Torrey Pines Licence Acquired by OnePlant

BY MARISA GERBERSTAFF WRITER  MARCH 26, 2024 3 AM PT In the summer of 2018, MedMen opened a boutique cannabis dispensary on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice — “the coolest block in America,” as the company hyped in a press release at the time. With natural light pouring through floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious display tables dotted with sleek tablets, […]

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