Pot Club Set to Open on Congested City Street
A medical marijuana dispensary will open on a busy street despite heavy opposition from residents in San Francisco's Sunset District.
The city's Planning Commission voted 5-1 on Friday to approve the neighborhood's first medical marijuana dispensary on busy Taraval Street. One commissioner recused himself.
The vote came after hours of angry objections from Sunset District residents. Many said a pot club did not belong in a neighborhood with so many schools and children.
Commissioners said the complaints did not show the exceptional and extraordinary circumstances required to reject a business that meets city requirements for the site.
Published at 10:00 AM PDT on May 22, 2010
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