Three Dispensary Applicants Approved in Marina

The small town of Marina in Monterey County, California has accepted three applications for cannabis businesses 19 months after voters opted to legalize retail marijuana.

“Element 7, Pacific Roots and Stiiizy received approval last Wednesday for cannabis conditional use permits after more than eight hours of discussion over two-nights of Marina City Council meetings,” the Monterey Herald reports. All three will offer recreational and medical marijuana.

Mayor Bruce Delgado said the economic benefits would be “good for the city.”

Marina is one of several Monterey County cities that now regulate cannabis, including Del Rey Oaks, Salinas, and Seaside.