Paso Robles plans to allow retail cannabis shops

July 28, 2022

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

The city of Paso Robles is taking steps toward allowing recreational marijuana stores and delivery services.

In April, the city council adopted a strategic goal of creating economic development through cannabis business opportunities. Then at a meeting last week, the council voted in favor of moving forward with community workshops and preparations for drafting an ordinance that would allow retail marijuana businesses.

A first reading of an ordinance is slated to take place in November. The city plans to begin receiving applications for commercial marijuana dispensaries by Jan. 2023. Presently, Paso Robles only allows medical marijuana delivery services to be based in the city.

Grace Hall, the co-owner of Dub’s Green Garden, a business permitted in Paso Robles, said during public comment at last week’s council meeting that her company is not being allowed to compete in the North County city with out-of-town recreational marijuana delivery services.

“Recreational marijuana is already sold in Paso Robles everyday by other delivery services that are allowed to come into our town and sell. When you have a delivery license, you’re allowed to sell statewide,” Hall said. “We’re not being allowed to compete or thrive being allowed to only sell medical.”

The city council voted 4-1 in favor of preparing to draft a retail cannabis ordinance. Councilman John Hamon cast the lone dissenting vote.

Hamon said he has no problem with medical cannabis, but everyone he has been talking to thinks retail marijuana is not in the best interest of the city.

“There’s plenty of places to get the drugs, and I don’t think we need to have it in Paso Robles, personally,”  Hamon said.


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The corruption continues with the City of SLO ignoring the fact that Helios Dayspring owns a controlling interest in Megan’s Organic Market and SLOCAL Roots, both of which are front organizations for money laundering and California Dept of Cannabis Control license fraud. In July this year Dayspring spelled out how he conspired with Megan Souza, Eric Powers, and Nick Andre in NHC SLO LLC vs City of SLO (case #21CV-0734) to fraudulently obtain all three SLO City cannabis store permits. The Mayor at the time Heidi Harmon seemingly unwittingly helped structure the selection process and criteria to favor Dayspring and his co-conspirators. Harmon was having a sexual relationship with Quinn Brady, her assistant/campaign manager at the time. Quinn Brady now works for the Dayspring front organization MOM INC a Delaware Corp in which shareholder information has been kept secret. Harmon literally got into bed with the criminals and was influenced by the pillow talk. The City Attorney knows about MOM INC but has negligently looked the other way to avoid finding out who really owns the shares and thus control of the stores. Anyone with information about this ongoing cannabis fraud should email compliance@cannabis.ca.gov


Therealtruth

PASO BEWARE! Mayor Martin is busy working very closely with David Mullinax, the mayor has a habit of publicly stating this. David Mullinax is none other than Sunny Mullinaxes husband. David Mullinax works for the California league of cities and claims to have nothing to do with his wife’s cannabis deals, NOT TRUE there’s proof out there. Sunny Mullinax owns Urban Leaf in Grover Beach. This was the group that were picked for a permit in Grover under the name Monarch. She quickly sold their permit to Urban Leaf and out the deal became a percentage owner in a urban Leaf. Sunny is the same woman who came to Paso council meetings and planning commission meetings in 2016 to say she is against cannabis deliveries and Paso doesn’t need them. Fast forward to today now she has purchased the property located at 2805 Black Oak Dr.(White Horse building) and was fast tracked for a CUP for medical only delivery. Why would she want this? Urban Leaf already delivers to Paso recreationally from Grover beach. She did this to secure a place holder for a future dispensary. WHY ELSE WOULD SOMEONE MAKE THIS SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IF SOMETHING WASNT PROMISED TO THEM? This approval was also given by the planning commission knowing there is already a preexisting cannabis delivery directly across the street from Sunny’s new medical delivery location.

FYI- the rent was raised on the previous tenants of 2805 Black Oak to the point they couldn’t stay in business ( White Horse) and this was because they had a perspective buyer (Sunny’s group) the previous owner needed to find away to get rid of their tenant. The previous owner sold out to cannabis for 1.4 million.


The Mullinaxes have a history of befriending Mayors to get what they want. Look what happened in Grover with Mayor Shoals. So their new bestie is good old Mayor Martin. This at a minimum is a conflict of interest, but it smells like corruption to me. You can hear Sunny herself speak to the city council of Paso joking about how she’s in bed with the league of California Cities. Funny? Yeah, not so funny.


-Go to old agendas 2016 audio of Paso Robles city council. You will hear Sunny speak about this.

September 6th 2016

Discussion Item # 17 marijuana ordinance update-study session.

Audio of her public comment begins at- 1:59:18

Audio of her stating she “is in bed with California Leaugue of Cities”- 2:03:10


Sunny and her group Kinfolk Hollistics are making their rounds in Paso. These people are cannabis permit flippers $$$. They have no vested interest in Paso or the community. They all have deep ties to the League of California Cities. They put these LLCs together so on the surface they seem like a complete package. The LLCs have the “local person”, the person with industry experience, and the money person. This is done so on merit or point based applications they can score high. Not one of them on their own would score high enough on their own.


*** If you think I’m just telling stories. Look at my reply from 2/16/2019 on Cal Coast News article:

Are SLO officials skirting laws to protect marijuana kingpin? I told everyone what was going to happen with cannabis dispensaries in SLO way before it happened.


PEOPLE THEIR IS CORRUPTION GOING ON IN PASO BETWEEN MAYOR MARTIN, DAVID MULLINAX, AND SUNNY MULLINAX. SOMEONE PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS!


blackjack

” I sure hope the grandkids can build up a nice tolerance for gorilla glue and 35% thc pen loads. The natural healing center is such a great source for their health and wellness, thank goodness the government is getting a small cut …. ” – said no one ever


Ret_Lt.Col

This city is finally starting to figure out that they have been leaving tax revenue on the table. Allowing hundreds of Wineries to flood the city but selling a legal plant is where they draw the line? Sell it, tax it and fix our roads, invest in education and build a parking garage.