Monterey Will See Its First Legal Cannabis Business

Monterey is set to welcome its first cannabis business, a testing lab on Upper Ragsdale Drive in Ryan Ranch. The City Council gave Greenbelt Labs the go-ahead earlier this month, siding with the Planning Commission in a dispute with the city manager’s office.

The Commission’s December decision was appealed by the city manager’s office, which said it violates the City Charter. Councilman Ed Smith, who cast the dissenting vote, concurred.

“I am not interested in seeing the city of Monterey go down that line and I’d like to uphold that standard, however, I lost the vote,” he added (MMP Connection).

Until now, all marijuana businesses have been prohibited in the City of Monterey.


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