Encinitas Approves Fee Schedule for Commercial Cannabis
Encinitas city leaders adopted a new fee schedule for commercial cannabis businesses last week, nearly a year after voters approved the regulation of commercial weed via Measure H.
The fees are as follows:
-Annual regulatory fee: $12,157.82
The fees were approved by a 3-1 vote, with Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz dissenting. Mayor Catherine Blakespear was absent.
“All I can say is that the disaster that has been Measure H is on display here tonight,” Kranz said. “I think the key here is a little transparency and public participation.”
Kranz and a number of anti-cannabis activists had wanted to delay the vote until after the public workshops, which will be held late November or December. Encinitas City Attorney Leslie Devaney warned the council that a delay could open the city up to litigation.