A professor at San Diego State University (SDSU) has been approved to open what will be the city of San Diego’s first legally permitted medical marijuana dispensary.

After an appeal of the granting of SDSU business professor Dr. David Blair’s conditional use permit was denied by the city’s Planning Commission via unanimous vote, the San Diego Development Service Commission gave the university lecturer permission to move forward with his business endeavor.

The professor’s medical marijuana dispensary, A Green Alternative, will be the second legal dispensary in San Diego county and the first shop for America’s Finest City since California voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 1996.

Now that Dr. Blair has the go ahead to open his doors, San Diego will unite with practically 50 other cities throughout California that consent to legal medical marijuana dispensaries.

“We feel as though we hit the lottery being selected first,” Dr. Blair avowed.

On February 25, 2014, by a vote of 8-1, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would regulate the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries which allows up to four legal marijuana dispensaries per council district within city limits.

A couple of additional dispensaries have been accepted by the hearing officer, and the city’s planning staff is currently processing new permit applications.

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