The report goes on to say
On Thursday, after more than five hours, the board’s Rules Committee selected 11 people to serve on the task force, postponing a decision on who should serve on three other seats to a another day. The full board is expected to approve the task force members next week, and the task force is expected to hold its first meeting in January.
Erich Pearson, founder of SPARC, one of San Francisco’s largest dispensaries, said the biggest issue facing the task force, which he will serve on, is changes to land use controls to allow for more pot businesses. “We need to determine how many cannabis users we are going to have in San Francisco and how many stores that’s going to take to distribute that cannabis once it’s legal,” Pearson said.
Members of the Board of Supervisors already face a litany of complaints from residents when marijuana dispensaries look to open under existing city law. Current rules restrict pot businesses to only a small portion of The City, known as the “green zone,” which results in clustering.
There are 28 dispensaries in operation today.
Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the task force, said it was important to create “smart local regulation” ahead of time to prevent a “fire drill” post-legalization. Wiener along with the two other committee members, Supervisors John Avalos and Malia Cohen, voted on the applicants.