5234-5258 Mission Street

Next week San Francisco’s Planning Commission will review the application to open a Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) at 5258 Mission Street.

Opposed by 234 individuals, the Planning Department recommends approving the application for 5258 Mission, in part because the project “will eliminate a vacant storefront in a neighborhood commercial corridor” and “provide local employment opportunities.”

As of now many local residents who use marijuana (either medicinally or recreationally) are reported to be ordering their cannabis online using services such as weed-crew to allow for quick and anonymous delivery of cannabinoid products. When it comes to this industry, there are so many rules and regulations that people should at least take the time to understand. If you’re not familiar with all this, you may be asking yourself questions like, can you overdose on marijuana, to which the answer would be there’s no such thing as a “marijuana overdose”. The more research you do, the more beneficial this will be for you if you do decide to go down the route of using medical marijuana.

The proposal plans to bring that money that is currently going out of the local area back into it by opening this dispensary. If you are someone who requires the use of marijuana for health reasons but cannot reach a dispensary with it being so far away, it could be as simple as doing a quick google search into finding the best online dispensary. This way, you’ll be able to get your hands on products that can help with any conditions or ailments you are suffering from. Plus, our health should be our top priority.

When it comes to opening a dispensary, there is a lot that goes into making this a success. As this industry continues to grow, setting your business apart from others will be an important mission. Some startups may even consider using the services of a wholesale CBD company to help supply products to their dispensaries. This could make such a difference when it comes to obtaining quality products for your business and to the customers.

An application to open a Medical Cannabis Dispensary at 5234 Mission Street, three buildings away, has also garnered the Planning Department’s recommendation for approval, again, in part because the project “will eliminate a vacant storefront in a Neighborhood Commercial corridor” and “provide local employment opportunities.”

Apparently, eradicating vacant storefronts in commercial corridors and providing local employment opportunities aren’t considered to be as beneficial when pet food is involved.

And hey, it will save the feds some gas should they decide to marijuana crack-down.

21 thoughts on “The Benefits Of Marijuana Sales (Versus Pet Food)”
  1. Well if it was a chain cannabis dispensary then planning would object. “Spleefway’s inchlong bud of the month is …”

  2. Cannabis may be the only thing you can’t buy from Amazon.com and so it won’t be long until every storefront in San Francisco will house a cannabis dispensary. I already buy my pet food online (it’s much cheaper).

  3. “I already buy my pet food online (it’s much cheaper).”
    Really? Every time I’ve looked at this, I’ve found much better prices from local stores (not Petco/PetSmart) and without the expensive shipping. Where are you buying from?

  4. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Right now it looks like the IRS is trying to bankrupt the dispensaries by disallowing any business deductions. Also the Feds have even noticed the landlords of dispensaries that the property may be siezed at any time. Definitely not a venture I would want to get into at this point.

  5. I am tempted to buy most of my stuff online, but then I look at my neighbor’s recycling bin overstuffed with 10Lbs of wrapping and cardboard each and every week all for the sake of saving a few bucks. Pretty wasteful, imho. Stores have economies of scale, but of course they have to pay rent, staff, insurance. They cannot compete easily with big boxes in far away urban wastelands who have very low costs per dollar sold.

  6. These f-ING things proliferate almost always in the poorer hoods. Are there any in the Marina, pac heights or noe? Loads in the mish, loin and now excelsior. Adding insult to injury, planning is ok with having these four stores apart. Idiots!
    P.s. I hate the smell of that sh!t too. Stinks up the whole sidewalk when losers walk around smoking it. Keep it in your damn rent controlled apartments, potheads. Shees.

  7. Their location is dependent on proximity to mass transit. People with cars who can afford parking spaces are too aloof to buy their weed from dispensaries. hee hee

  8. Hipster – I recall reading somewhere there’s an application out for a dispensary in the Marina. Not sure what the status is, though.

  9. 47yr old hipster your biases are showing. While I agree dispensaries should not be confined to poorer hoods, not everyone who goes there is a pothead or lives in a rent controlled apartment. If you don’t know anyone who uses cannabis for medical support, wait awhile, you may be glad of it yourself one of these days.

  10. Why doesn’t the city sell all the medical marijauna this town needs and use the profits to fund the city pharmacy at SF General?
    The idea medical marijuana dispensaries
    are good for neighborhhoods is laughable.
    Try and put one next to a consultate.
    It is bad for buildings.
    The building on divisadero that took forever to sell because of the terrible smell?
    A medical marijauna dispensary…
    The current systems encourages tenants to turn houses into greenhouses.. property damage guaranteed.
    It is a crime up to the door and it is a crime waiting to happen at the exit of these pot clubs.
    They dont have tamoxifin clubs for breast cancer.. why do we need clubs for marijuana?
    The idea is silly and kept in place as it easy to keep cash flowing for crooks, and the government does not have to come up with a reasonable plan to control the substance.
    If it is a controlled substance sell it
    from a city hospital or clinic.
    Or let it grown wild and there will be no need at all for these “clubs.”
    Heck have the sheriff and his prisoners grow it.
    Thr sherriff i tjhnk inmendicono county
    sell liscenses. Land s being sold pime dirt in the heart of marijuana country.
    Let the City buy a farm and grow it themselves.
    They can fund the jail and organic farming to feed prisoners, maybe school kids with the effort and proceeds.
    The current system of pot clubs is bad for neighborhhoods, bad for buildings, bad for real estate. Its great for crooks, tax dodgers, and politians who can not be bothered to make effective policy for fear of turning off the pot community.

  11. I’m not going to defend the current post Prop-215 state of affairs because its simply not defensible, but playing the devils advocate here for Kathleen’s benefit, if you make what’s illegal legal, then the pot dealers are no longer “crooks” and “criminals”. When you make something legal you legitimize it, and now those same low lifes that used to deal on TL street corners are now upstanding businessmen and “job creators”. It helps that they’re making 5-figures in profit every month and only a matter of time before they’re outspending the Chamber of Commerce in lobbying in Sacramento.
    That was the entire point of the ballot initiative, to create just enough cover so that previously obviously illegal, yet lucrative, activities can continue apace. Is that person coming out of a retail-level “dispensary” a recreational user or just an everyday pothead with an ill-gotten “recommendation”? The police don’t know, and so they don’t try to arrest the customer, because that person might produce a “medical marijuana recommendation”. And yet recreational pot use among teenagers has increased markedly in California since Prop 215 passed.
    The unspoken, dirty-little secret answer to every question in your comment at 5:04 PM is “because the legitimate economy is no longer creating enough jobs for the lumpenproletariat and hasn’t been for quite some time, and those people have to do something so they start growing, distributing and selling recreational drugs in order to make a living”.
    This is also the answer to the editor’s implicit question as to why these applications are being recommended for approval to “provide local employment opportunities,” while the pet store applications were recommended for denial and no mention of “local employment opportunities” was made in that case.
    Lastly, of course we can’t have the city or state or any other government entity involved as a producer, that would eliminate the potential for private profit. What are you a socialist? If that happened, a huge number of [insert preferred pejorative term for members of the lumpenproletariat in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties here] would have to get legitimate jobs. Can’t have that.

  12. Of course, the problem is that selling pot is still illegal! That is the reason cities cannot get into the business. Setting a policy that local cops won’t go after this unlawful conduct, but legitimate players won’t get into it because it is, after all, illegal and the feds may lock you up, is completely asinine.
    Make it illegal or legal. This halfway business simply emboldens the crooks and keeps legitimate business folks away.

  13. Thank you AT–a voice of reason. And will the rest of you please stop assuming that everyone coming out of a dispensary is either a crook or a recreational user. There are definitely some people who are legitimately using this safe drug to quell pain and tremor and other conditions that you may not at present be suffering from.

  14. Well, I never said everyone who smokes it for medicinal purposes is a loser. Just most of the people I see on the streets doing so. Are. Losers.
    Why do I have to smell that crap on the streets? (and yes, it’s more annoying that cigarettes.)

  15. Tell me again why pot cannot be dispensed from SFGH or health clinics. I suspect security, money handling etc. It cannot be via commercial pharmacies because it is now not legal?

  16. why – it’s not that SFGH or pharmacies or anyone else “cannot” sell pot. It’s that no respectable business will sell it because selling pot is illegal under federal law and subjects one to risk of imprisonment. Hence, only shady/criminal operators willing to take that risk (in exchange for LOTS of profits) sell pot. Anyone who thinks that people willing to break federal narcotics laws are likely to comply with other laws and ethical standards (tax compliance, weights & measures, etc.), is delusional.
    Pot should either be sold in pharmacies along with other drugs and properly regulated, or it should not be sold at all, and the cops should enforce the laws regardless.

  17. “should”?? Pot should legal across the board and sold to any adult who wants to smoke it. I have yet to hear any intelligent objection to this, or one that doesn’t disguise itself as a shill for the alcohol and tobacco industry.

  18. The economic benefits of legalizing weed have already been apparent as the first states have moved to change their legal positions. Overall, legal marijuana could mean a big push for state economies and big bucks for both the state and the federal governments.

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