Storefront marijuana dispensary proposed for Nipomo
February 22, 2015
A Santa Cruz woman is proposing a medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo, not far from the Santa Barbara County line.
Stephanie Kiel is the owner of a mobile dispensary that operates out of Watsonville delivering to Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. She is proposing a storefront dispensary at 2122 Hutton Road in Nipomo near highways 101 and 166.
Kiel estimates the Nipomo dispensary will have sales of between $3 million and $8 million a year depending on whether or not another dispensary opens in the area. She is suggesting the county adopt a 5 percent sales tax on marijuana.
During the past eight years, since the county approved an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries, the county has rejected three applications and approved none.
On Monday evening, the South County Advisory Council will discuss Kiel’s proposal. Kiel has already filed an application for the dispensary with the county.