San Diego path to dope dispensary licenses ripped – San Diego Reader

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The auditors say “We were unable to verify the completeness of the list of applications at San Diego because it did not maintain a comprehensive list of applications it received for adult‑use cannabis businesses.”

Up in smoke A March 28 audit report by California State Auditor Grant Parks has found gaps in the way the city of San Diego hands out pot permits, raising the specter of incipient corruption. “Because San Diego did not maintain the records of applications for adult-use cannabis permits, we were unable to accurately identify the number of applications,” says the document.

In addition, per the report, “Of the six local jurisdictions we reviewed, four – the cities of Fresno, Sacramento, South Lake Tahoe and the county of Santa Barbara ­­— have chosen to require a competitive process that requires scoring of permit applications for either all or some permit types. The remaining two local jurisdictions — Monterey County and the city of San Diego — have chosen not to require a competitive process that scores applications.”

Raising more doubts about the selection process, San Diego and three other jurisdictions “did not require individuals involved in reviewing cannabis

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