Berkeley sparks discourse over cannabis at town hall

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The interest groups met to address future opportunities and remaining shortcomings of Berkeley’s cannabis regulation, such as the competitiveness of legally licensed businesses with the black market. Other concerns persist over public safety, youth access to marijuana and the hurdles cannabis distributors and cultivators face in setting up shop in the city.
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Berkeley Patients Group, located on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, is one of the city's three licensed medical cannabis dispensaries.

Local dispensary plans to stay open despite move

Despite reports that federal intervention may have forced its upcoming move, local medical cannabis dispensary Berkeley Patients Group insists that its recently revealed relocation from its current spot on San Pablo Avenue has been planned for some time. Reports last month that BPG — the oldest and largest of Berkeley’s three dispensaries
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