It’s taken Redwood City “longer than any other city” to join the REC game, but the only legal town between San Francisco and San Jose came in hot with the City Council’s Tuesday decision to license six dispensaries—in any retail or commercial section desired.
- Part 2020’s local government turning of the tide, the 5-1 decision did elicit concerns that cannabis culture could subsume restaurants. Said dissenting Vice Chair Ernie Schmidt, “Council is going to ultimately decide, but I’m not ready for multiple cannabis retail places downtown.”
- Proponents said the city has learned from California’s earliest REC market entrants and will build a local industry conservatively.
- On Tuesday, the Minority Cannabis Business Association hosts Asamblea Internacional Cannábica, in what it intends to be a robust discussion of the international Latino cannabis industry.