Media Coverage


Pot shop crackdown accelerating (U-T San Diego)

Jul 26 2015 in Media Coverage

As several legal medical marijuana dispensaries gear up to open this year, local crackdown on illegal dispensaries has increased. Jessica McElfresh was quoted, saying that patients will likely want to patronize the legal ones as they will be more reliable and regulated. Click here to…

Marijuana Dispensaries in US Unpopular with Insurance Companies

Jul 18 2015 in Media Coverage

Jessica McElfresh was recently quoted in a U-T San Diego article about the financial hurdles that legal medical cannabis operators face. Banks deny accounts to medical marijuana businesses, forcing operators to conduct business in cash. California marijuana laws change frequently. For updated information, see the…

First Authorized Med Marijuana Dispensary Comes to San Diego

Mar 21 2015 in Media Coverage

Attorney Jessica McElfresh was recently interviewed in a story about San Diego’s first authorized medical marijuana dispensary opening in March 2015 at an Otay Mesa strip mall after years of legal and political complications. Click here to read the article on U-T San Diego‘s website….

SD OKs two more med pot shops (U-T San Diego)

Mar 12 2015 in Media Coverage

The City of San Diego has approved its second and third legal medical marijuana dispensaries with locations in Kearny Mesa and San Ysidro after many delays and urban planning concerns. San Diego medical marijuana attorney Jessica McElfresh was interviewed for this article as she represents…

Will San Diego be a pot mecca? (U-T San Diego)

Jan 23 2015 in Media Coverage

Smaller cities in the San Diego metro area have rejected medical marijuana dispensaries so far, which may make the City of San Diego the lone refuge for patients and caregivers. However, San Diego medical marijuana lawyer Jessica McElfresh sees recent ballot measures in Encinitas and…