PALM SPRINGS — Where do candidates seeking office in Districts 1, 2, and 3 stand on cannabis? Find out at the Cannabis Candidate Forum on Sept. 19.

Candidates who have confirmed participation to date are: Grace Garner, Les Young, and Scott Myer — candidates for District 1; Adrian Alcantar, Dennis Woods. and Peter Maietta — candidates in District 2; and Geoff Kors in District 3.

The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mizell Senior Center, 480 S. Sunrise Way. The forum is designed for residents to hear candidates’ opinions on the cannabis industry. Do you have questions or concerns? This is an opportunity to ask and have candidates address them.

Currently, the city is permitting for both adult recreational use and commercial medical for dispensaries, cultivation, manufacturing and distribution, and testing.

The city is also permitting for consumption lounges, subject to the property development standards contained in Palm Springs Zoning Code.

The City is still accepting applications for cannabis-related businesses, at this time no deadline has been set.

The City has not placed a limit on the number of permits to be issued. However,  as stated in the Palm Springs Zoning Code, To prevent an over-intensive presence of cannabis uses in a particular area, there shall not be three (3) or more Cannabis Facilities within any measured distance of three thousand feet (3,000’), unless modified by City Council. Please note, the City Council has the discretion to modify this rule, and the rule does NOT apply in the following zones: C-M Commercial Manufacturing; M-1-P, Planned Research and Development Park Zone; M-1 Service/Manufacturing, M-2 Manufacturing Zone and E/I Energy Industrial Zone.

Jocelyn Kane, vice president of the Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN), will moderate the forum.

The Cannabis Candidate Forum is sponsored by CVCAN.


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