I hate to say it, but you really dropped the ball, San Jose.
The city needed only 3% of the 982,000 population to sign a petition to save a large majority of San Jose's dispensaries. Whether it was bad organization, lack of man power, or just plain ol' lack of interest, efforts to keep the dispensaries open have failed miserably thus far. Even a "free pot for votes" campaign did little to help the cause.
So, what does all this mean for the denizens of San Jose? Well, according to analysts, the new rules would force as many as 70 dispensaries to close their doors, in turn costing many employees their jobs, and for a city that is already cash strapped, untold amounts of lost tax revenue.
Making matters worse, San Jose already has some of the strictest zoning laws in the state. The new ordinance requires all dispensaries to grow their own cannabis on site, provide 24-hour security, and not allow access to anyone under the age of 18. Those in support of keeping the city's dispensaries open have one last Hail Mary, as they turn to the courts in a last stitch effort to save the majority of San Jose's cannabis clubs.