69 Cannabis Businesses Pass First Licensing Hurdle in Riverside County

Riverside County has chosen 69 finalists for cannabis businesses in unincorporated parts of the county, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. The prospective business, which include 24 retailers and 30 growers, were selected from a pool of 119 applicants.

This is just the first round. Cannabis businesses cannot be within 1,000 feet of each other, so not all of them will make the cut. They also have environmental regulations they must comply with.

“Applicants also will need the approval from both the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission, a process that involves public hearings,” the Press-Enterprise notes. “They also must comply with the county’s general plan and the state Environmental Quality Act, and they have to get a state license under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.”


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