City of Monterey Considers Locations for Commercial Cannabis
On Tuesday, May 4, the Monterey city council will receive a staff report on commercial cannabis. The staff are proposing that if council decides to permit commercial cannabis businesses, that it permit three and that it permit them only in the Cannery Row, Lighthouse, and Downtown (except Alvarado) business districts. All of the city's business districts have expressed support for this proposal.
In the 15 months since Covid the city has lost an estimated 33 million dollars in revenue. Professional estimates suggest that the city could generate $500,000 to $1,500,000 annually in taxes from cannabis dispensaries.
If council decides to continue moving forward, there will be more public outreach and input received from neighborhood and business groups, as well as Planning Commission meetings and City Council meetings.
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