From a veranda overlooking Avalon harbor, real estate broker Mark Malan gazed at oceanfront cottages, a curved promenade and passing sailboats with brightly colored pennants.
To tourists, it was a place to bask in sun and surf just an hour from the California coast. But that’s not what the Long Beach businessman saw.
Malan aims to turn his real estate office here into the first medical marijuana dispensary on Santa Catalina Island, and he’s trying to make the idea attractive by promising to share a small portion of the revenue with local schools and city government.
“It’s going to create wheelbarrows of money,” Malan said, adjusting his broad-rimmed straw hat over a confident smile. But just how much of that windfall would go to schools is unknown.
A petition drive he led gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the ballot that would repeal a current ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and allow at least two facilities in the 3-square-mile resort community with a population of roughly 3,800. [Read more at the Los Angeles Times]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
BOSTON (AP) — Excise taxes for marijuana sold for adult recreational use exceeded alcohol excise taxes for the first time in Massachusetts, reflecting growing marijuana sales that reached $2.54 billion, according to the Cannabis Control Commission. Massachusetts collected $74.2 million in marijuana excise tax through December 2021 — halfway through the fiscal year — compared…
It’s been seven years since Duane Dunn opened his cannabis dispensary in Tacoma and he still remembers the feeling of joy he had when it first opened. “It was exciting because it was a new industry, it was challenging because it was constantly evolving and changing, and I was happy that I could do something…
Competing agendas have stifled the effectiveness of the burgeoning industry on Capitol Hill. Marijuana advocates are stuck in the weeds. Cannabis policy has never had a rosier outlook on Capitol Hill: Democrats control both Congress and the White House, seven new states just legalized recreational marijuana, and the cannabis industry has gained powerful new allies…
Delaware lawmakers who support legalizing recreational marijuana are taking a run at it for the sixth straight year, and the lead sponsor says he’s “feeling optimistic.” First introduced in 2017, a bill to legalize weed fell four votes short of passage in the Delaware House of Representatives in 2018 but since then has not reached…