Marijuana battle moves to San Francisco

Jul 03, 2006

Controversy has erupted over plans to open a medical marijuana establishment on San Francisco's Fishermen's Wharf, the New York Times reports.

While local residents have begun to argue the Green Cross's presence at the tourist attraction will likely have a negative effect on tourism, their concerns reflect a national debate over the medical legality of the drug.

A 2005 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to criminalize medical marijuana has caused confusion throughout U.S. states such as California, which have passed Proposition 215, which legalizes the medical use of the drug.

The Green Cross is currently awaiting approval of his business permit from city officials and if granted plans to open this August, the Times said.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Specialist teamwork better for older hip-fracture patients

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Israelis aim to 'fix world' with custom cannabis

Nov 02, 2012

At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic illnesses but without the psychotic ...

Synthetic drugs send thousands to ER

Apr 07, 2011

(AP) -- Until he tried a marijuana look-alike product called "K2," David Rozga's most dubious decision was getting a Green Bay Packers tattoo on his shoulder.

California sprouts marijuana 'green rush'

Jul 18, 2009

(AP) -- A drug deal plays out, California-style: A conservatively dressed courier drives a company-leased Smart Car to an apartment on a weekday afternoon. Erick Alvaro hands over a white paper bag to his ...

Medical marijuana moves mainstream

Jul 06, 2009

David Goldman has a chronic headache, but help is on the way. A driver arrives at his apartment and rings the doorbell, checks Goldman's ID card, then hands over a small bag of marijuana.

Recommended for you

Nurse turnover assessments inconsistent

6 minutes ago

(HealthDay)—More than 17 percent of new nurses leave their first job within one year of starting, according to research published online Aug. 25 in Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.

Correction of cardiovascular symptoms of MPS I in animal model

44 minutes ago

REGENXBIO Inc. today announced that gene transfer mediated by REGENXBIO's NAV AAV8 vectors resulted in sustained serum α-L-iduronidase (IDUA) expression, as well as correction of systemic features of MPS I, or Hurler syndrome, ...

User comments : 0