Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Under New Ownership, Ocean Avenue Club Flourishes

by David Downs
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:24 PM

San Francisco's 29 medical cannabis dispensaries have received just eleven complaints in five years , making them a global model for safe, reliable access. But every crop yields some bad fruit, and at least one club — Nor Cal Herbal Relief — has had some serious problems over the last year.

This summer, the city seems to have successfully dealt with the problem by re-assigning the dispensary to new owners who are taking the historic responsibility much more seriously. The new Waterfall Wellness Health Center is fantastically well-stocked and almost always empty — making it a downright delight in the otherwise dry southeast corner of the city. Few patients know the club is under new management and has cleaned up its act. It wasn't always so.

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International Cannabis and Hemp Expo: That's a Wrap!

by David Downs
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM

The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo drew thousands to downtown Oakland over Labor Day weekend. Let's review the almost totally positive coverage:

1) The Best Slideshow goes to The Huffington Post.

2) The Craziest Video goes to the Associated Press, for finding a drug war supporter who also hates The Man for destroying black communities — with drugs.

3) Best Anti-quote: The Christian Science Monitor: “Kids will look over and see what’s going on and will wonder why it’s so exclusive and that will make it cool to them,” she says. “We don’t need this.”

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