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In face of proposed severe restrictions that would effectively ban new cannabis businesses in San Francisco, coalition of elected officials and leaders rallied to call for Board of Supervisors to reject regressive proposals and pass reasonable regulations
November 8, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and San Francisco Democratic Party Chair David Campos joined with current and former elected leaders to call for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass reasonable regulations that allow for adult use of cannabis to begin January 1, 2018 in San Francisco.

November 3, 2017

Wiener expressed fear that his former colleagues are being swayed by a small but vocal group of cannabis opponents who pack City Hall for every hearing, insisting that the industry will bring crime and blight into their neighborhoods.

“It’s like we’re going back to the ‘Reefer Madness’ era of the 1930s,” Wiener told The Chronicle. “Let’s stay in 2017 San Francisco.”

October 31, 2017

Wiener added: “You don’t burn someone’s house down and then raise their rates to help pay for the damage you caused.”

October 30, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the federal court decision overturning President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the United States military: