Ivy Hill Cannabis, which currently operates a dispensary at the former theater east of Lake Merritt, is hoping so. But legal troubles have slowed the process.
California is overhauling its cannabis tax structure, including entirely eliminating a tax on growers.
Proponents want cannabis tax revenue dedicated to repairing communities harmed by the drug war. But others are concerned about withdrawing millions from the city’s general fund.
The most recent wave of thefts in November caused an estimated $5 million in damages and lost inventory for one of Oakland’s most important industries.
Employees suspected of consuming marijuana at work could still be tested under a proposed change.
Finance committee will hear about unfilled city jobs while public safety will consider ending cannabis tests.
Tee Tee Brown and Bryce Savoy opened Euphorium Oakland with the help of Oakland’s Cannabis Equity Program. Now they’re giving back through a nonprofit, The Black Neighborhood.