Alameda County Zoning Board OK's Marijuana Dispensary for Kent Estate Winery – Livermore Independent

Alameda County — The Darcie Kent Vineyards has received approval to operate a cannabis dispensary at its Tesla Road property, the first business of its kind to open in the unincorporated East County area near Livermore.

According to the East County Board of Zoning of Adjustments (ECBZA), Garden of Eden at the Highlands will open in a building previously used for wine tasting. However, it is required to keep its cannabis business separate from vineyard operations. The ECBZA board unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for the venture on May 26. Cannabis will not be grown at the farm and is not allowed to be consumed on the property.

The dispensary, located on the southern portion of the property at 7000 S. Tesla Road, hopes to open for business within several weeks. The Darcie Kent Estate Winery, including its barn tasting room and production facility, are on the north end.

“In California, wine and cannabis are both legal, highly regulated consumer products that bring a lot of joy into people’s lives,” Darcie Kent said in an email. “My family has been licensed to sell wine in California since 1996, so this is the kind of business we understand.”

Darcie Kent’s daughters, Kailyn Kent and

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