On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council unanimously approved a streamlined renewal process for dispensaries. The new process allows dispensaries to soften requirements as the city does not require a public hearing and allows renewals even if a “sensitive use” like a church, park, or school has opened near a dispensary after it was first approved. Now, San Diego has a clear path to smoothly renew operating permits, many of which are set to expire this year. Additionally, the city recently created a Cannabis Permitting Bureau to step up enforcement of city regulations and potentially revoke permits of dispensaries and production facilities that repeatedly violate the rules.
– The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 16th, 2020