US (CA): Council caps MMJ facilities

City Council formally limited the number of medical cannabis cultivation facilities to no more than 12 within city limits during its Aug. 21 meeting and is looking to explore expanding cultivation for recreational purposes.

It was city staff that approached council with a recommendation to adopt a resolution formally limiting the number of cultivation facilities in the city to 12. Prior to the meeting, the city had a cap of five cultivation facilities.

Currently, the city has five licensees and seven waitlisted applications for cultivation facilities. Those 12 cultivation licensees and waitlisted applicants would be located on seven properties, all of which are located in South Morro Hills.

Staff believes the “secondary effects of these businesses,” such as odor or crime, could be “effectively monitored and managed,” and that all 12 should become operational.

The five approved licensees must receive conditional use permits (CUPs) from City Council and a state cultivation license before they can operate.

Additionally, staff also recommended that council give direction to staff to bring back actions necessary to place a Cannabis Business Tax Measure on the November 2020 ballot.

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