Taraval pot club proponent moving on to Ocean Avenue
The man who unsuccessfully sought to open a medical-marijuana dispensary on Taraval Street is moving on to a new enterprise, one with its own unusual Sunset District connection.
Greg Schoepp, who wanted to open a dispensary at 2139 Taraval St. only to see a typographical error torpedo his permit to alter the building, is set to take over as manager of Nor-Cal Herbal Relief Center under the new name of Waterfall Wellness, according to the Bay Citizen.
Nor-Cal has been under scrutiny since a fire broke out on December 26, 2010. Crews arrived on the scene to find an illegal marijuana-growing operation on the second floor of the apartment, a messy wiring job designed to steal electricity from PG&E, and a handgun. …
In 2005, federal agents raided the club as part of “Operation Urban Harvest.” At the time, the DEA claimed the dispensary was a front for illegal drug trafficking.
Schoepp’s lawyer said he’s going to do everything by the book and help resurrect the pot shop’s reputation. The health department, which regulates medical pot in San Francisco, will be holding a hearing on the change of control at the dispensary, which is located on Ocean Avenue.
But this is not just any dispensary. It not only has been both raided and burned under previous management, but in addition the building is owned by the family of Ed Jew, the disgraced — and incarcerated — city supervisor who fled the Board of Supervisors after being accused of not living in the Sunset District as he claimed and being busted by federal authorities for taking bribes.
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