Residents express outrage over planned pot grow near Creston

April 18, 2019

Creston residents expressed outcry at an advisory body hearing Wednesday night over a proposed marijuana grow and manufacturing operation that would be located near the North County community. [KSBY]

Project plans call for a three-facility operation on a 4,000 square foot site at 6447 Webster Road. The location is about 1,200 feet away from Creston Elementary School, slightly more than the minimum 1,000 feet of separation from a school required by San Luis Obispo County marijuana regulations.

More than 75 residents attended the Creston Advisor Body meeting Wednesday. The vast majority of residents in attendance opposed the project, raising concerns over safety, traffic, odor and environmental impacts. The Atascadero Unified School District also opposes the project.

Daniel Maldonado is the co-owner of the property and the project, which entails processing marijuana, in addition to pot cultivation and manufacturing. All of the operations would take place indoors.

Maldonado said work would be done to eliminate odors coming from the site, and no sales would take place at the facilities.

The project is one of several proposed marijuana grows near Creston, with Maldonado’s proposed project located closest to the North County community.

County planners have yet to formally process the project application, which was just submitted for review earlier this month.


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Rambunctious

Chill out and buy some pot/hemp stock…..its here to stay….


rockhound1965

This is a joke, right??

To anyone complaining about this…..I gotta say: F*** you!! Hypocrites.

Why? Because where I live, California Valley, has 200+ ILLEGAL marijuana grows SLO Co. KNOWS of, and does NOTHING about. In fact the county is handing out water drilling permits in rural areas like Creston and Cal Valley like candy at Halloween.

At least this facility is LEGAL, permitted, and secure.

Go look at Cal Valley and see what “pot growers gone wild” looks like.

I am moving to Red Bluff, where we have both water and marijuana laws that WORK. SLO Co. is a joke when it comes to legal marijuana grows. And missing out on huge tax revenues. SLO Co. plan of “the highest bidder” is the most sickening display of payola in modern history. Other counties cite SLO Co. as the best example of WHAT NOT TO DO in regards to “Planning and Building”. Santa Barbara is a close second.


rukidding

There is a disclosure for all real estate transactions within the unincorporated part of the county that agriculture conditions exists. That can be noise at night, odors etc.. I wonder f the growing of marijuana comes under protection of being an agriculture project?


DocT

Funny. If no one told them there was going to be a cannabis grow in that building, most people would never know and would not be “outraged.”


Now that Marijuana is legal, we need to do everything possible to stop these criminals from engaging in legal activities!


jimmy_me

Buy a bunch of little red balls, attach them to the plants, and tell everyone you’re growing tomatoes. No one would know the difference.