Despite Concerns, Pasadena Leaves Its Cannabis Zoning Rules in Place

Pasadena leaders rejected proposed changes to the city’s cannabis zoning rules last week, leaving many wondering how — or if — it will it accommodate the six top commercial applicants.

The rejected amendments would have allowed up to three dispensaries per Council district, but just one per Business Improvement District (BIDs). The Planning Department has said the city may be unable to welcome six businesses under current rules.

That appears to be ok with the City Council, which voted unanimously against the changes.

“I never saw six as a minimum number to achieve,” said Mayor Terry Tornek. “I saw it as a maximum.”

“Not achieving six is not a problem,” he added.

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