On Monday the City Council will hold the first of two public readings on an ordinance to create a business license for dispensaries. City leaders say the plan is to make it possible for a single store, already under construction, to eventually provide marijuana.
This ordinance would ensure that store, Breeze Botanicals, would abide by restrictions on hours of operation, as well as age and background check requirements.
“Even though I was already going to do a lot of these things to protect my business, it ensures to the community that whoever operates the one dispensary Gold Hill can have will operate as a good neighbor.”
City leaders say Gold Hill will only ever have a maximum of one dispensary due to lack of space.
Breeze Botanicals will start selling herbal remedies when it opens its doors on May 15th, but will not provide marijuana for the time being. In order for that to happen, the city will need to accept this ordinance and pass another changing current zoning laws.