San Diego has joined cities like Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco in making a cannabis-specific agency to supervise its marijuana trade.
The metropolis’s upcoming Cannabis Permitting Bureau can have an annual working finances of just below $1 million and a workers of 9 full-time workers to give attention to licensing in addition to trade oversight, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“We will be doing proactive code enforcement where necessary and revoking permits for what we call ‘bad actors,’ if necessary,” P.J. Fitzgerald, an assistant deputy director within the metropolis’s Development Services Department, informed the newspaper.
Plenty of different cities in California and different states have already got established their very own marijuana-centric authorities workplaces, given the distinctive and evolving nature of the trade.
San Diego has 5 licensed hashish storefronts and one other 5 ready to open. Forty manufacturing services are licensed within the municipality, 11 of that are operational.
But town – together with the remainder of Southern California – remains to be grappling with an immense illicit market, pushed by the excessive prices of working a authorized marijuana business.