Wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensaries on council agenda – Porterville Recorder

The Porterville City Council will consider scheduling a special meeting to interview three applicants as part of the process to award one of them a wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensary in the city.

The council will take up the matter as a scheduled agenda item at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The council will consider scheduling a special meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24 to conduct the interviews.

Bloom Farms, Main Street Apothecary and Uncle Green are the three candidates being considered. City staff reported the three proposals were received through the application process and have gone through an independent third party evaluation and the next step is for the applicants to be interviewed by the council. At its meeting on September 21, the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee recommended the council schedule a meeting for 6 p.m. October 24 to conduct the interviews.

The three applicants could have received up to 50 points in the independent third party evaluation. Each council member can also award up to 10 points for a total of 100 points. So as not to bias the council, it was recommended by the ad hoc committee the council not know about the scores

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