- posted 11 years ago
Reporting from Oakland -
Oakland's City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that could make it
the first city in the state to permit industrial marijuana production, a
path-breaking decision that could spur the commercialization of a crop
largely grown in hidden gardens.
The plan would authorize four potentially enormous pot factories, but makes
no provision for the hundreds of growers who now supply Oakland's four
dispensaries, which sold $28 million in marijuana last year. The council,
however, promised it would develop a plan for these growers before permits
are awarded next year for the four large-scale marijuana operations.
So much for the war on drugs.
Sounds like a shovel ready project, they might even
get stimulus funds from obama.