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SF to allow indoor places for smoking cannabis

November 8, 2017

by Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

San Francisco plans to allow cannabis businesses to let their customers smoke the drug onsite.

The decision Tuesday marks the latest development in San Francisco’s race to adopt recreational cannabis regulations by Jan. 1, when the drug becomes legal statewide under last year’s passage of Proposition 64.

Also Tuesday, it was decided cannabis business owners should have more leverage in negotiating leases by attaching permits issued by the Office of Cannabis to the operators themselves and not the site…

Smoking on site in the smoking rooms would be allowed in cannabis retailers and cannabis microbusiness once they receive the proper permits from The City and state…

Safai said that in the past The City has seen cases where a landlord didn’t renew the lease of a city-permitted medical cannabis dispensary and “basically took the business away from the small proprietor” and other cases where rent was raised exorbitantly.

“It changes the balance of power back to somewhat even in terms of negotiation,” Safai said. “[The landlord] will be more reasonable in their negotiations.”… (more)

This is an interesting idea. If this works for cannabis entrepreneurs, maybe it will work for other businesses that need protection. If we want to protect them we should be able to figure out a way to do so.

 

 

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