CANNABIS USE PERMITS AWARDED TO THREE, AND DIRECTED STAFF TO EXPAND TO A TOTAL OF SIX USE PERMITS
January 3, 2018
In September of 2017, Seaside passed regulations allowing the sale, distribution and cultivation of medical and adult use cannabis at a limited number of locations in the City. The Ordinance allowed for a 30 day application period and the deadline for Cannabis Use Permit applications was Tuesday, November 21st. The City of Seaside received 17 applications for permits which will ultimately only be granted at three locations.
After a series of public meetings with the Planning Commission and the City Council, the Seaside City Council awarded three cannabis sales Use Permits at the December 28, 2018 Special Meeting to Higher Level of Care/Cypress at 310 Alameda (two vacant retail buildings facing Canyon Del Rey adjacent to Embassy Suites), Canopy Monterey Bay/The Reef at 1900 Broadway (former dollar store and the Shadow Box bar), and Cannedge at 680 Broadway (former First and Last Chance thrift store). Additionally, the City Council requested that three additional applicants, specifically Plantacea, Pharm House and Rare Earth be considered in process and in good standing and directed staff to provide options to amend the existing ordinance to allow those additional operators use permits.
Staff is currently preparing a draft ordinance for the City Council's consideration on January 18th. The City Council can chose to amend the ordinance by increasing the total number of available permits and requiring the applicants to find alternate locations, or increase the total number of permits and reduce the buffer distance between dispensaries. Unfortunately, the meeting was not video recorded. The City's contracted video company was closed for the holiday and was unable to assist. The audio file is available.
The Mayor summed up the meeting by remarking, it's a wonderful thing to have so many people who want to invest in Seaside.
Amended and Combined Applications
- CANNEDEGE APPLICATION FINAL REDACTED-S
- CANOPY MONTEREY BAY FINAL REDACTED-S
- CYPRESS MANUFACTURING REDACTED-S
- EAST OF EDEN FINAL REDACTED-S
- HAVE A HEART LLC FINAL REDACTED-S
- HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE FINAL REDACTED-S
- PHARMHOUSE FINAL REDACTED-S
- PLANTACEA FINAL REDACTED-S
- RARE EARTH FINAL REDACTED-s
- SEASIDE GREEN GROUP LLC FINAL REDACTED-S
- SEASIDE PROJECT 680 FINAL REDACTED--S
- SEASIDE PROJECT 755 FINAL REDACTED---S
- SEAWEED FINAL REDACTED-S
- SUGARLEAF FINAL REDACTED--S
- THE REEF FINAL REDACTED-S
- TOKEMED FINAL REDACTED-S