Long Beach City Council To Review Rules For Recreational Marijuana Stores
The Long Beach, California City Council will decide on June 19 whether to approve a series of code changes allowing dispensaries to sell both medical and recreational marijuana, and set regulations for the cultivation and distribution of marijuana in the city.
Tax on the businesses could bring in an extra $750,000 to Long Beach in fiscal year 2019, in addition to the already projected $4.5 million in taxes the medical marijuana businesses will raise.
Ajay Kolluri, the city’s cannabis program manager said, “This is not a decision to allow marijuana. We’ve had a thriving black market for a very long time. This is about whether we want to regulate it and how we do that.”