Tag Archives: medical marijuana

Richmond Police Department. File photo by Grace Oyenubi.

RPD officer sent ‘sexually suggestive’ messages to head of a dispensary he was regulating, documents show

Court documents submitted in an ongoing case indicate that Richmond Police Department Sergeant Michael Rood sent “numerous inappropriate and sexually suggestive” text messages to the head of a medical marijuana dispensary he was tasked with...
Inside Richmond City Hall. File photo by Tawanda Kanhema.

Court documents point to ‘pay to play’ scheme between marijuana dispensaries and City Council

A new set of documents filed in an ongoing court case suggest that the heads of Richmond’s three medical marijuana dispensaries may have paid City Councilmembers to back legislation favorable to the dispensaries.
Jars of medical marijuana are on display at a Richmond dispensary. File photo by Natalie Jones.

Richmond dispensary sues over alleged monopoly on medical marijuana

After more than six years spent trying to open up shop, Richmond Compassionate Care Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Richmond’s three existing dispensaries conspired with community organizers and a...
Supporters of the Green Remedy medical marijuana dispensary embraced after the city council gave them permission to relocate (Photo by: Joaquin Palomino).

Medical marijuana dispensary allowed to relocate

The Richmond City Council approved a permit Tuesday night to allow a marijuana dispensary to move from its current location near Hilltop Mall to a largely abandoned street on Bissell Avenue, less than one block...
Councilmembers Ludmyrna Lopez, left, Maria Viramontes, Gayle McLaughlin and Jeff Ritterman speak during a City Council meeting earlier this month. The council voted during a closed-session meeting Monday to continue prosecuting the city's medical marijuana dispensaries for operating without a business license. File photo by Ian A. Stewart.

Council won’t halt court cases against pot shops

Despite pleas from the owners and patrons of Richmond’s medical marijuana dispensaries, the city council decided Monday during a special, closed session to continue with court cases aimed at shutting down the city’s pot clubs....