Owners of former Berkeley family nursery now want to cultivate cannabis



– The owners of a now-closed nursery in Berkeley want to reopen its doors to business, but instead of selling flowers and plants, they want to turn it into a first-of-its-kind cannabis retail nursery. 

“This lot actually covers the whole Dwight (Street) front,” describes Masao Yabusaki.

The 27-year-old grandson of the owner who purchased the property in 1984 says it is a move to adapt to the changing times.  

Dwight Way Nursery, located along Dwight Way between Ninth and Tenth Streets, closed in 2014 following a death in the family and since then Yabusaki has been lobbying city leaders to allow him to turn the land into a facility of cultivation and sale of cannabis.

“They’re going to allow us to cultivate here for only seeds

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