Daly City voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, in part because delivery options exist.
By Chris Roberts
| Friday, Mar 30, 2012 | Updated 1:21 PM PDT
Medical marijuana dispensaries are verboten in Daly City, Calif., following the City Council's vote Monday to ban them. But delivery options are available to marijuana-seekers -- just ask the police.
Cops gave several reasons why medical marijuana dispensaries should be banned in the San Mateo County city just south of San Francisco, according to SF Weekly. One is that 25 indoor pot farms were discovered in Daly City in 2011, according to police. Another is that cannabis patients can drive to San Francisco -- or get their medicine delivered. The cops mentioned one service by name.
"There are numerous locations where Daly City residents can purchase medical marijuana within a short distance," police wrote in the report. "The Purple Dinosaur Delivery Service is one of several dispensaries that will deliver to Daly City for free with a minimum purchase of $60 dollars [sic] or there is a $5 dollar delivery fee."
It seems dispensaries were never going to be allowed in Daly City without a fight -- or some kind of violence, according to City Coucilmember David Canepa, who said that dispensaries would only be allowed "over my dead body."
The recommendations by police to go north or to get marijuana delivered also bodes well for San Francisco: three new dispensaries in the Excelsior District recently won approval, and that's just a short distance from Daly City.