Oakland, CA: Oakland city officials are seeking to license up to four industrial-sized medical marijuana grow operations within the city limits. City officials began accepting applications from prospective growers this week.
Licensed growers would be required to pay a $211,000 annual fee to the city of Oakland to operate the cultivation sites.
The permits do not set limits regarding the quantity of cannabis that licensed producers may cultivate at each given site.
According to The Associated Press, "The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration did not return messages seeking comment on how the agency might respond if the city-approved operations actually started growing pot."
For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Deputy Director, at (202) 483-5500.