RED BLUFF, Calif. — The Red Bluff City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to review their drafted cannabis ordinance within city limits.
It was requested by the city’s special cannabis council with council members on some of the policy issues raised within their revised draft. These included having a 500-foot bubble around certain businesses, limiting no more than five retailer storefronts, and cannabis dispensary location limitations.
Other topics circled around business permit applications, operation requirements like asking cannabis businesses to have fully functioning cameras and storefront security at every store.
A man by the name of Jason Brown shared his thoughts on the ordinances during the meeting.
This new ordinance adds a large duplicative language and responsibilities to what the state already requires for a commercial cannabis license. We spent over a year correcting that ordinance language. There's no reason to have duplicative responsibility by the city,” said Brown, who lives in Red Bluff. “I believe the council already decided they didn’t want to do that because that raises the cost to businesses but also creates a burden for the city.
Other community members that spoke at the meeting mainly opposed all the changes being talked about for those who use cannabis both for medical and recreation reasons.
Click here to read Red Bluff’s fully drafted cannabis ordinance.
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