Berkeley Readies for Lawsuit Over Pot Club Move

Realizing that it was going to be sued no matter which way it voted, the Berkeley City Council last night approved a proposal by a local pot club to move near a private elementary school and day-care center. The council had the option of altering an existing city law that prohibits pot clubs of being within 1,000 feet of public schools to also include private schools and daycare centers. But Mayor Tom Bates told the Express today that the council decided it had no choice but to okay the move, because the Berkeley Patients Group marijuana dispensary had submitted its proposal under the current law, so it would have been unfair to change it and apply it retroactively.

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