The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
To that end, Farrell supported an amendment from Supervisor Jeff Sheehy to take indoor consumption permits out of the hands of public health officials and make them the responsibility of the Office of Cannabis. It passed unanimously and will go before the full board on Nov. 14.
The specter of indoor consumption had put the health department in an awkward position, Sheehy said, noting the department’s “long-standing policy of banning smoking indoors.”
If the city were to stick by that policy, it risked pushing cannabis users into parks and onto sidewalks, Sheehy said.
“It seems surreal to me to be talking about safe injection sites for heroin use and then telling people who use cannabis that there’s nowhere they can consume,” he said.