SLO considering three recreation pot shops

February 20, 2018

San Luis Obispo’s city staff is recommending that SLO allow up to three brick and mortar marijuana dispensaries under new pot regulations that are currently being drafted. [Cal Coast Times]

If the regulations are passed, the city of SLO could become the first jurisdiction in San Luis Obispo County to permit recreational marijuana dispensaries. Proposed pot regulations outlined by city staff call for allowing both medical and recreational marijuana to be sold at storefront locations. The pot shops would have to be 600 feet away from schools and 200 feet away from residential neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo City Council will hold a hearing in which staffers will present the regulations they are proposing. The council will provide input, and the marijuana regulations are expected to proceed to the city planning commission before returning to the council in May.

In addition to proposing up to three dispensaries, city staff is recommending San Luis Obispo allow 70,000 feet of indoor marijuana cultivation. No outdoor commercial marijuana grows would be permitted under the initial regulatory proposal.

City staff is also recommending permitting non-volatile manufacturing of pot products.

The city plans to institute a vetting process for marijuana business operators. However, staff is also recommending that the city contract a consultant to process applications and create a list of eligible pot business operators.

If the San Luis Obispo council ends up adopting an ordinance permitting pot shops, it will become the third city in the county to do so since the passage of Proposition 64, the state’s marijuana legalization measure.

Last year, the Grover Beach City Council approved an ordinance allowing for two pot shops to open. Grover Beach’s council then amended the rules so that a total of four brick and mortar dispensaries will be allowed in the South County city.

The Morro Bay City Council then followed suit and adopted an ordinance allowing two medical marijuana dispensaries to open. Neither Grover Beach nor Morro Bay has approved the sale of recreational marijuana, but both cities have indicated they are open to the possibility.


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mindy

I don’t know why you people care. San Luis is already a dump. They have ruined the down town. Tall buildings have blocked the view of the hills, and they just keep building more. No parking. I can’t wait until Higuera and Marsh are nothing but wind tunnels. SLO has nothing to offer but big box stores, bratty college students and homeless. I am so glad I don’t live in SLO proper and don’t work in the downtown any more.


AmericaTheFree

“…makes the intelligent vote Democrat.” We could only hope!


“…turns junk food into health food.” When did that happen? Do you have the brand names?


George Bailey

Folks,


I think the ‘SLO Progressives’ ought to open one of the three shops, and that way they could all get their groove on before important government decisions are made. Can you imagine the likes of Heidi Harmon, Adam Hill, Caren Ray, Andy Pease, and Dan Rivoire burning a fat joint together?


With some good weed between them, they would be even goofier in ruining SLO and leaving us with unsustainable future debt.


Good job, guys.


Just saying,


George Bailey


rukidding

I think they may already be doing it. This will just give them the opportunity to come out of the closet. I wonder of all of the local social events now include not only choosing the wine you want to consume but also choosing the marijuana you want and then lighting up and mingle with your constituents?


jimmy_me

Sounds great, but… not as great as wine tasting. With wine tasting, I’m allowed to get drunk in a socially acceptable manner. I get to hang out with my many friends and we all pretend that over-priced fermented grape juice (the more costly, the better) is really something special. Best of all, I get to turn my nose up at the many stoner-drug-addicts out there.


SLO_Children_at_play

Actually you can just plop down your stoner butt (reeking of patchouli oil) right there amongst your wine snob friends and toke away without guilt or concern. Like all the modern-day stoners, if they object you can simply remind them of how pot is going to bring about world peace and rid humans of all disease. You can just stand there like a 19th century carnival barker pushing snake oil and sell your friends on how pot cures cancer, eliminates athlete’s foot, plugs sucking chest wounds, soothes jock itch, makes the blind see, makes the intelligent vote Democrat, and turns junk food into health food. Hell, if the world could crate enough marijuana smoke in one place at one time, it might even seal the hole in the ozone layer and cure global warming. Yes, don’t be afraid to hang with your wine snob friends and let the know just how much more superior your addiction is to theirs. Tell them you have Mother Theresa herself shoved into a pipe, and your about to light her on fire and release her ability to create miracles into your lungs. It’s really pathetic that the United States has deteriorated into a place where it’s citizens wage social and political war over who’s vice is more superior.


rukidding

You left out the bragging rights of all the politicians who keep telling us how much money THEY will be making off of marijuana. Yes it will all be there’s with increased salaries, additional benefits all because they say they will have to work harder.


AmericaTheFree

Glaucoma, “Marijuana use can be used to treat and prevent the eye disease glaucoma…”


“According to a study published in Journal of the American Medical Association in January 2012, marijuana does not impair lung function and can even increase lung capacity.”


“Marijuana use can prevent epileptic seizures, a 2003 study showed.”


“CBD, a chemical found in marijuana , may help prevent cancer from spreading, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco reported in 2007.”


“THC, a chemical found in marijuana, slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.”


“The drug eases the pain of multiple sclerosis.”


“Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.”


“It keeps you skinny and helps your metabolism.”


“It improves the symptoms of Lupus.”


“marijuana spurs creativity in the brain.”


“Soothes tremors for people with Parkinson’s disease.”


“Helps veterans suffering from PTSD.”


“Protects the brain after a stroke.”


You know what is interesting, I found all of these examples of the medical benefits of Cannabis in “The Business Insider”.


AmericaTheFree

Great! Then SLO can actually live up to “The Happiest Place on Earth” mantra.


You know what I think would be great combo-store? A cannabis store and fresh bakery! Can you imagine?! Fresh sticky buns, fresh scones, fresh triple chocolate mousse cake, fresh apple fritters, fresh baked bread… OMG! With a cooler in the corner keeping milk just above freezing?!! Really… OMG!!!!!


I’d called it “Baked”…


CentralcoastRN

Now you’re thinking like a capitalist. ‘Merica!!


It is going to happen. Pot shops are going to happen. Might as well plan for it and quit living in the SLO land of denial. Put these shops on the outskirts of town so that there isn’t even more downtown traffic. They could put the pot shops in between wineries, get a little trolley for a little wine tasting and herb sampling tour. Add some WiFi and cheesy entertainment, it would be like a cruise on wheels.