Cannabis Returning to City Council Monday – Pasadena Now – Pasadena Now
Regulations regarding recreational marijuana will once again return to the City Council Monday when the council considers amendments to Pasadena’s cannabis ordinance.
The council is expected to discuss proposed changes to the ordinance that would shorten the distance between dispensaries from 1,000 feet to 450 feet and allow more than one dispensary per council district, provided the dispensary finished in the top six of the city’s selection process.
Of the six cannabis dispensaries approved in the city’s process, only two, Integral and Tony Fong, have opened for business.
A third company, Harvest, received a conditional use permit but so far has not opened.
Integral, Tony Fong, Harvest, Sweetflower, Atrium and MedMen successfully wended their way through the city’s $14,000 application process which was set up after voters overwhelmingly approved Measure CC.
The measure, which allows up to six dispensaries to operate in Pasadena, passed with 63 percent of the vote in 2018. The ordinance also allowed the council to retain the authority to amend existing ordinances and adopt future ordinances regarding commercial cannabis business activities.
The council placed the measure on the ballot after initially voting down an ordinance that would have allowed the sale of cannabis, but did an