Cannabis dispensary goes to court over SF's denial of permit

David Ho’s Sunset District cannabis dispensary was approved, but a competitor that wasn’t has gone to court. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle David Ho’s Sunset District cannabis dispensary was approved, but a competitor that wasn’t has gone to court.

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David Ho’s Sunset District cannabis dispensary was approved, but a competitor that wasn’t has gone to court.

David Ho’s Sunset District cannabis dispensary was approved, but a competitor that wasn’t has gone to court.

Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle

Cannabis dispensary goes to court over SF’s denial of permit

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The owners of a cannabis dispensary that was denied permission to open in San Francisco’s Sunset District took the city to court Thursday, three months after the Board of Supervisors voted down the store’s permit application.

In a filing Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, lawyers for PNB Noriega LLC — better known as the Apothecarium — claimed the board had overturned “legally correct land use decisions to favor politically connected groups,” when it went against the City Planning Commission’s vote to approve the dispensary at 2505 Noriega Street. The proposed dispensary is owned by former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and her husband, Floyd Huen.

Ultimately, they seek to force the supervisors to reverse their decision and allow the Apothecarium to open.

The supervisors squelched the club’s permit after a tumultuous hearing on Oct. 3, at which dozens of older Chinese residents joined Sacramento’s right-wing Pacific Justice

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