SANTEE, CA – Santee residents could see several cannabis businesses opening in the near future, thanks to an ordinance drafted by City Council members last week.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the ordinance would permit up to four businesses to open within city limits. This draft coming after over a year of debate between residents and city officials.
In addition to allowing the businesses to operate, City Council also proposed a tax measure that includes a 6% rate for retail cannabis, 3% for distribution, 4% for manufacturing, and 2% for testing facilities.
Councilmember Rob McNelis believes the city would benefit from the additional revenue that is currently going to cannabis businesses in nearby communities such as Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Oceanside.
City officials say it could take between $40,000 and $60,000 to get the measure on the ballot his November. Mayor John Minto is confident cannabis companies could make that money back quickly.
City Council is set to discuss the issue again next month.
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