San Francisco’s ‘Office of Cannabis’ begins to bloom

(SFist) What little popularity San Francisco Mayor Ed is able to muster up these days may be contingent on pandering to the emerging local marijuana industry, but Lee might be screwing that one up too. While the mayor has tried to trim the local industry by proposing limits on industrial marijuana grow operations, his latest pot proposal would create a city department whose actual name would be the Office of Cannabis, according to the Examiner. The director of the office would be empowered to “issue, deny, condition, suspend, or revoke cannabis-related permits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations,” and the creation of this new department will be part of a larger, omnibus City Administrator budget review up for debate at Thursday’s Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee meeting.

Lee’s suggestion of a three-person department is a replacement plan for Sup. Jeff Sheehy’s recently proposed Department of Cannabis that would have included a larger committee. But considering that San Francisco already has a Cannabis State Legalization Task Force and a separate Medical Cannabis Task Force, these possibly redundant task forces strike the marijuana industry as too many cooks in the kush kitchen.

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