San Francisco is rolling in cannabis clubs. Oakland has a whole neighborhood, dubbed "Oaksterdam," full of medical-marijuana merchants.
The problem? An ordinance which forces clubs to locate 1,000 feet away from schools and youth and recreation centers.
A 2-1 decision by the county's licensing board late last month resulted in the closure of Blue Heaven and Universal Healthcare Cooperative, located near Redwood City, Calif.
Blue Heaven operates the only remaining club in the county at Moss Beach -- on the coast, far from the county's population centers.
The ongoing disputes highlight the stigma that remains on medical marijuana, despite its growing acceptance -- and the possibility it can help solve California's budget crisis.