The San Diego City Council met yesterday to review proposed regulations that would alter the current cannabis business landscape in the City. One of the main issues discussed was whether the currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries would be able to sell recreational cannabis. The City Council unanimously approved a change to the municipal code to allow this shift to take effect.
Perhaps the most important issue addressed was whether the City would create separate permitting categories that would allow for the cultivation, manufacturing, lab testing, storage, and distribution of cannabis and cannabis products. A great sign of things to come, the City Council instructed staff to prepare draft regulations to allow these uses.
San Diego has come a long way in the last several years, and it appears that the City has decided to keep moving forward.
Video (above): Michael Cindrich and other supporters of a regulated local supply chain discuss the importance of this issue.