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Redwood City’s new storefront retail to end 'cannabis desert' in San Mateo County

Original post made on Apr 1, 2022

In a city first, people will be soon able to shop for cannabis at retail stores in downtown Redwood City, where four local businesses received storefront licenses earlier this week.

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Posted by Richard Pirce
a resident of Woodside: other
on Apr 1, 2022 at 9:47 pm

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2301 Broadway is diagonally opposite the square and next to a broad set of communal gatherings, parades, concerts and festivals. Feels like a missed opportunity to foster a broader retail & family entertainment downtown for a little tax revenue...

Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 5, 2022 at 11:00 am

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"Cannabis Desert"? *cringe* It's not like not being able to buy healthy food in one's neighborhood. Let's simply keep the primary point of the legalization of recreational marijuana in mind: to reduce the power of crime in the sale of marijuana. Usage is not particularly to be encouraged. As far as I'm concerned, the opening of regulated dispensaries should be done in a way to undermine the illegal trade; if you can do that while keeping dispensaries out of central business districts, that would be better.

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