by David Downs
The Oakland Tribune reports Thursday that the city of Oakland may allow four large-scale cannabis farms in Oakland, and is considering raising the number of medical cannabis dispensary permits from four to six. The Tribune's Cecilia Burt also reports Oakland police discovered 28 grow operations in 2009. Growing operations were responsible for about 10 fires per year in the city over the last three years. Oakland police could not quantify the amount of growing-related crime, but Burt detailed five incidents of growing-related violence in three years.