San Jacinto Approves Commercial Pot Zone
San Jacinto has approved limited cultivation of marijuana in designated light industrial zones in the northwestern part of the city.
The most recent and final reading of frequently amended Ordinance 17-02 regulates the establishment of commercial marijuana cultivation in the light industrial zone located west of Sanderson Avenue and north of Cottonwood Avenue. It creates development standards for commercial marijuana cultivation and amends the loss of nonconforming status section of the ordinance regarding commercial marijuana cultivation as an “agricultural use.”
The ordinance limits to three the number of 5-acre commercial marijuana sites in the zone and limits the indoor cultivation area to 22,000 square feet in each site as the state law states. The council left open the possibility of adjusting the number and sizes of the sites after a landowner in the zoned area in public comment said he had 40-acres available for growers, but could only have 5 acres of its use.
The next order of business is developing a permit fee schedule for growers who wish to set up shop in the designated area. An ordinance pertaining to medical marijuana dispensaries is also expected to be forthcoming.