San Luis Obispo, California, officials are reviewing applications for 12 marijuana businesses. Nine are applying for legal cannabis retail storefront licenses, one for manufacturing and two delivery services.
The San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved criteria for considering cannabis businesses in the city. Locals will be given preference in the application process, and fees could cost perspective owners close to $100,000.
The San Luis Obispo, California, City Council established seven zones where cannabis businesses can operate. Higuera Street, Tank Farm Road and Broad Street are likely locations for shops selling pot products.
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado said Thursday his South County ranch is growing industrial hemp, not marijuana, as was reported by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office last week, after a county code investigation.
A resident of Mexico has been charged in Shasta County for conspiracy to grow marijuana with the intent to distribute it and damage to public lands and natural resources, according to the Department of Justice.
The Grover Beach City Council approved updates to its cannabis permits, allowing four medical marijuana retailers to also sell recreational pot. 805 Beach Breaks will likely start selling recreational this week.
San Luis Obispo County issued its first marijuana permit to West Coast Organix, seemingly unaware the owner, Daniel McMonegal, faces federal charges. But the cannabis dispensary cannot operate without getting a business license first.
Northern California brewery Lagunitas is making a sparkling water called Hi-Fi Hops that's infused with cannabis. It'll be available at select marijuana dispensaries in late July. This is the first Lagunitas beverage to contain THC.
The owner of the first marijuana business permitted by San Luis Obispo County, West Coast Organix, was indicted on federal drug and money laundering charges in a nationwide sting of vendors accused of using the dark web to exchange illegal goods for Bitcoins.
SLO County will not pursue an urgency ordinance to ban industrial hemp after the Board of Supervisors heard public comment in support of the industry at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, California.
The Arroyo Grande City Council voted to allow state-licensed medical marijuana delivery services to make deliveries in the city, but it won't allow Elite Care, the first locally-permitted service, to keep its warehouse in the city.
Elite Care Enterprises in Arroyo Grande was the first medical marijuana business to be permitted in San Luis Obispo County, but its state cannabis license was revoked. The City Council will discuss the issue Tuesday, June 12, 2018.