Latest Medical Cannabis Dispensary Dust Up Shows City Policy Needs Scrutiny

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With two existing medical cannabis dispensaries on Mission Street near Mt. Vernon Avenue on the border of the Excelsior and Outer Mission neighborhoods, residents and merchants poured out their reasons for opposition to a third MCD at an October meeting of the Planning Commission.

Their voices were heard, and the commission did not immediately approve the new MCD—called SPARC—but instead continued the hearing until December. Continue Reading →

The Wee Free Library

Wee Snapshot

Originally published in our October 2014 issue, this story of literary serendipity in the neighborhood is part of a new series by illustrator and ad man Neil Ballard. Have a story you’d like him to draw? Let him know at Continue Reading →