On Tuesday, a marijuana retailer cried foul with a Federal suit. Now comes word two a lot more lawsuits have been filed difficult the application/permitting procedure
[Updated] To be completely clear, retail marijuana was not anything Pasadena City officials had pursued.
In a current interview with Pasadena Now, Mayor Terry Tornek stated he’d watch other municipalities such as Los Angeles struggle with the situation and was content material to see what came out in the wash elsewhere ahead of tackling the subject in Pasadena (if it came to that).
But it did come to that when a adequate quantity of Pasadenans wanted their weed and utilised the vote to safe its sale locally.
Charged with creating the electoral wishes of Pasadenans a policy the City, led by the City Manager and the Division and Organizing and Improvement, drafted an ordinance limiting the quantity of shops to six citywide, with each and every occupying its incredibly personal city Council District.
Pasadena is not the 1st location this procedure has been unpacked and the City contracted with consultant HdL, which has practical experience implementing processes for legalized, recreational marijuana sales.
An application charge of some $14,000 was established, possibly to filter out business bottomfeeders and also to cover verifying and processing, an ornate application was created, though two new legal complaints charging that the application is was not particular sufficient have been filed in state Superior Court.
The City opened the application procedure and took in what amounted to an embarrassment of riches: 122 applicants (5 a lot more for laboratories and nurseries) wanting to sell cannabis.
Eventually six have been selected. 1 missed out by a point, was not incredibly delighted, and produced some pointed accusations about specific of the winners.
Published: September 06, 2019