The City of San Jose just released a memo regarding Medical Marijuana.

The purpose of this Information Memo is to provide some information about the next steps related to the April 19th City Council action to establish a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program (Program). The City has already received much interest in the application process and questions about the date when the City will begin accepting applications.

At this time, the City is not accepting applications and additional steps are still required before a process can be implemented. Below is additional information of the next steps:

Title 20, Land Use/Zoning Regulations will be heard by the Planning Commission in May; Second Reading of Ordinances establishing the Program (Title 6, Operating Regulations and Title 20, Land Use/Zoning) following the Planning Commission’s meeting;

In late-May, a Manager’s Budget Addendum (MBA) will be issued that will reflect all of the budgetary action required to implement and sustain the Program, such as:

  1. Application Processing Fee,
  2. Hourly Medical Marijuana Background Investigation Fee,
  3. Schedule of Fines, and
  4. Annual Operating Fee and required Staffing Plan

June 14 City Council consideration of the above referenced MBA and required City Council approval on June 21, in order to obtain the staff resources to implement and sustain the Program. Given that there
has not been any funding or additional staffing approved at this time to begin implementation, the City will not initiate receipt of applications until the resources are in place; and,

During July or August, further instructions will be made public on the application process with clearer details of the date applications will be made available, due date for receipt of applications, and any additional requirements regarding participation in this process.

The City has maintained a website where all information and previous reports are maintained related to Medical Marijuana. This site will be used to provide information about the application process. The attached flier has been developed to make available at front counters throughout City Hall since there is much interest in this effort.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (408) 535-8280.

Attachment (1):
Information about the application process will be made available in July/August 2011 at:

Note: There is no need to form lines or visit City Hall at this time, sufficient notice will be provided before the Application Process begins and a due date for applications is established. Thank You for your patience.

SJCBC CLOSES to Become A2C2, the All American Cannabis Collective

San Jose, CA. February 25, 2011 – The San Jose Cannabis Buyers Collective (SJCBC), the first cannabis collective to have opened in San Jose in 2009, today announced that it will discontinue operation as SJCBC and will reopen with a new collective: A2C2, the All American Cannabis Collective on Tuesday, March 1st. The move is in response to the implementation of Measure U which was passed by voters in November 2010.

The SJCBC will discontinue operation as Measure U implementation begins on Tuesday, March 1st. A meeting will be held at San Jose City Hall on February 28th from 9am-11am to discuss Measure U execution.

Measure U allows San Jose to impose a tax of 7% on the gross receipts of businesses located in the city that sell marijuana. The Measure U tax is in addition to the 9.25% CA sales tax, taxing some items at over 16%. The City will tax collectives that have a business license.

The new entity will focus on carrying only products made in America including pipes, vaporizers and other products. In addition, A2C2 will have different sign-in procedures for its members, asking each one to volunteer their time at the collective each time they come in. Volunteer tasks vary from office tasks to janitorial work and community service. If members are unable to volunteer their time for a variety of reasons, they have the option of making a cash donation to the collective.

The collective’s location at 1082 Stockton St. in San Jose will remain the same.

Union Local 13 Raid Response Benefit CANCELED BY THE SJPD!

December 9, 2010

The San Jose Police Department, Officer Brian Ferrante, called the hotel and told them “what we are doing was illegal”. Brian’s actions forced the hotel to cancel our event. …THERE WILL BE A FUNDRAISING EVENT TOMORROW! Friday 12/10/10 (we just had to find a new location) The new location will be: Medex Collective 2000 Senter [...]

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Union Local 13 Raid Response Benefit

December 8, 2010

Come support your local community & Collectives!! Help STOP the Raids in Santa Clara County! Come listen to industry Experts, Attorneys, Physicians & Activists Know your rights! Learn who’s behind the current raids & propaganda & how to stop them! Learn how to keep all patients, collectives, growers and provide safe access. Learn about San [...]

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San Jose: Stop the 29+% TAX Vote NO on Measure U

October 8, 2010

Measure U, the San Jose 10% Marijuana Tax Tell the City of San Jose, before you tax medical cannabis, let them exist! San Jose has been discussing creating permits for cannabis clubs for almost a year. To date, San Jose has not put ANY regulations for medical cannabis in place. The city attorney claims “having [...]

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