Recreational marijuana coming to Thousand Oaks? City to consider it – VC Star

Two months after opening, Thousand Oaks’ two medical cannabis dispensaries are asking the city for permission to start selling recreational cannabis to boost sales.

City Manager Drew Powers disclosed the requests at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. They are scheduled to be considered by the council at its April 12 meeting.

The requests come from Leaf Dispensary and Legendary Organics, both of which opened in early February, the only cannabis dispensaries in Thousand Oaks.

Powers said the two medicinal dispensaries are asking the City Council “to contemplate an initiation of a code amendment to allow …  them access to sell recreational cannabis.”

Officials of Leaf and Legendary said Wednesday their requests are being made to increase their bottom lines.

Many potential customers who walk through their doors don’t realize that recreational cannabis isn’t for sale, the officials said. When they learn that’s the case, they leave, they said.