Cannabis dispensaries closed

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The Riverside County Code Enforcement office has said that the three marijuana (cannabis) dispensaries in Idyllwild agreed to close.

“Site investigations [were conducted] at each of the three dispensaries operating in Idyllwild. Each of the business operators and the property owner were served with a Notice of Violation for the prohibited dispensary activity. A short time after their initial site investigation, officers met with each business operator and property owner on site, clarifying the steps necessary for voluntary compliance,” according to Marr Christian, supervising code officer.

Additional site visits were conducted at each dispensary. Officers, at that time, verified that “… all cannabis dispensary-related items had been removed and the dispensary closed,” he added.

Ancillary business operations, such as tattoos or pool, at these sites could continue, as Christian said in his email, “cannabis dispensaries remain prohibited by Riverside County ordinance.”

Readers are reminded that the Board of Supervisors is reviewing the current ordinance regarding cannabis businesses. The Planning Department’s website, http://planning.rctlma.org/Home/Cannabis.aspx, is where the ordinances can be found and public comment submitted. The board may take action to revise its ordinances in 2018.

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