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Oakland pot permit plan deadlocked in City Council committee

Oakland officials deadlocked Tuesday on a controversial proposal to require cannabis businesses to hand over money and power to the city, following an acrimonious public hearing at City Hall. The plan by Council members Desley Brooks, Larry Reid and Noel Gallo would require all pot businesses — and anyone who leases property to a pot business — to give 25 percent of their profit and at least one seat on their board of directors to the city in exchange for permits to operate.
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