Costa Mesa approves first cannabis retail dispensaries – Spectrum News 1

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Costa Mesa is readying to be a cannabis hub.

A couple of years after residents voted in favor of Measure Q, which allowed licensed cannabis retail storefronts and delivery to operate in the city, the Costa Mesa planning commission approved the first conditional use permits for two storefront retail cannabis businesses.

What You Need To Know The Costa Mesa Planning Commission  approved the permit for the opening of two cannabis retail storefronts in the city
In 2020, residents voted in favor of Measure Q which allowed the city to regulate and tax cannabis retail storefronts
Since 2016, Costa Mesa has allowed non-retail cannabis businesses to operate in the city, such as manufacturing, testing and others
Costa Mesa joins Santa Ana as the only cities in Orange County that allow cannabis retail storefronts

Culture Cannabis Club plans to open a cannabis retail dispensary with delivery at 2301 Newport Boulevard, and Vertical Four intends to set up a retail-only shop at 1990 Harbor Boulevard.

“You’re the first ones. Go get ’em,” said Costa Mesa planning chair Byron de Arakal to a Culture Club representative after the commission unanimously approved the club’s application.


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