National City, California – On Tuesday night, the National City City Council took a major step towards making commercial cannabis available for sale for the first time in the city.
After hearing the opinions of the public and having a lot of discussion, the council approved the weighted application process for those who want to start a marijuana project. Under this plan, the city will focus on applications from local owners, among other qualifications, along with proposals to benefit the community with increased wages and employee benefits.“This is to ensure fair ownership and employment opportunities for the cannabis industry for residents of National City,” said Megan Gumwell, a city economic development specialist.
“That’s why I went at 10% because I think it opens it for more local ownership [for local ownership] Just to get to the place you wanted to go to get as much local ownership as possible, “said National City Council member Ron Morrison.
The decision comes after the members of the council Approved in May An ordinance paving the way for commercial cannabis sales, including the first cannabis lounge in San Diego County. The approval opens the way for up to three lounges and three commercial clinics to operate in the areas of Tydrans Avenue and Bay Marina Drive, just west of Interstate 5.