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About Harborside:

Harborside, a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary with locations in Oakland and San Jose, California, is looked upon as a model of how others could operate.” – The New York Times

Founded in 2006 by Steve DeAngelo, Harborside is the most respected and largest cannabis dispensary in the United States. Harborside has over 200,000 registered consumers and was first in the nation to support education for seniors, veterans and families with severely ill children; first in the country to offer CBD-rich cannabis; and the first to treat children with Dravet syndrome. Harborside continues to set an example of diversity and compliance, and is one of the prime advocates of diversity, sustainability and economic justice in the industry.

DeAngelo also co-founded the nation’s first cannabis-testing facility, Steep Hill Labs, and the country’s first cannabis investment and research firm, The Arcview Group. His book, The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness, is published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin/Random House. DeAngelo was named one of the most influential people and “gatekeeper” of the marijuana industry in 2015 by the International Business Times, and one of the most influential people in the cannabis industry in 2014 by the Cannabis Business Executive.

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Q When did the new laws go into effect?

California adult-use sales started on January 1, 2018.

Q Have Harborside’s hours changed in 2018?

No. Harborside’s hours will be the same -- 10AM-8PM every day.

Q Will delivery and pick up be available in 2018?

Yes. There will be no change in our Web order pickup and delivery services. Please note that pick up service will not be available on January 1st to focus our services on the customers in the store. As of mid-December, 2016, Express Delivery has been discontinued.

Q Do I need a medical recommendation to purchase cannabis in 2018?

No. You only need a government-issued identification card showing that you are 21 years old or over.

Q Do I need to be a member of a collective or club to purchase cannabis in 2018?


Q Is my name be included on a government list? Can I purchase cannabis anonymously?

In 2018, state laws will limit the quantity of cannabis a person can buy per day. Because of this, Harborside is required to scan your ID card. Unless you have explicitly signed up for the Harborside Rewards program, your personal information will NOT be stored ANYWHERE. Harborside takes privacy very seriously, and your anonumuty will be protected.

Q I have heard that new taxes will lead to higher prices in 2018. Is this true?

Yes. With the legalization of adult-use cannabis, the city and the state will increase taxes on cannabis sales at all California dispensaries and delivery services. The specific tax increases depends on your city. For Harborside locations, Oakland taxes will increase from 14.25% to 38.2%, and San Jose taxes will increase from 19.25% to 38.2%. These tax increases started January 1, 2018.

If you would like to learn more about California Adult-Use Cannabis taxes, please visit California Department of Tax and Fee Administration website

Q What is the daily limit that I can purchase in 2018?

State law limits adults to purchase one ounce (28.5 grams) of non-concentrated cannabis (flower), eight (8) grams of concentrated cannabis, and six (6) clones (immature plants) per day.

Q Are there new potency and dosage limits to edible products in 2018?

Yes. For adult-use sales, no single edible package can contain more than 100mg of THC. Edible products must also contain no more than 10mg THC per serving.

Q Does Harborside sell cannabis clones in 2018? Are there any restrictions or buying limits?

Yes, Harborside continues to sell clones (immature plants). An adult aged 21 or over may purchase six (6) clones per day.

Q Does Harborside continue to stock all the brands and products it currently offers?

Harborside prides itself on the quality and size of its menu of products. We will continue to offer you the best quality cannabis products at the best price. However, licensing and regulatory issues may limit selection in some cases, especially in early 2018.

Q If cannabis is legal in 2018, am I allowed to consume in public?

No. Most public spaces prohibit smoking or vaping cannabis products. This includes Harborside’s parking lot.

Q Do all products need to be in child-resistant packaging in 2018?

Not right away, although we will probably see child-resistant packaging guidelines for individual products roll out throughout 2018. Current regulations require dispensaries to provide child-resistant, resealable “exit bags” for customers. At home, it is important to keep your cannabis in a safe spot away from children and pets.

Q Will Harborside be selling medical cannabis products to patients in 2018?

Harborside will continue to serve medical patients, however, we will not be able to sell quantities in excess of one ounce of non-concentrated cannabis (flower) or eight grams of concentrated cannabis. Harborside is unable to sell to any medical patient under the age of 21. Harborside will offer a 7.5% discount for medical patients with a county-issued medical ID card. Click here for more information about county-issued medical cannabis ID cards.

Q How much cannabis am I allowed to carry with me?

You can carry one ounce of non-concentrated cannabis (flower) and eight grams of concentrated cannabis.

Q How much cannabis am I allowed to gift to someone?

You can gift one ounce of non-concentrated cannabis (flower) and eight grams of concentrated cannabis at one time.

Q Is there any change to the driving laws in 2018?

No. Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal and dangerous.

Q Are there any other useful references that I should be aware of?

Let’s Talk Cannabis (California Dept. of Public Health)
Senate Bill No. 94, Sess of 2017
California Business and Profession Code 26001
California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.715

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