Planners to consider pot zoning

THE STANTON Planning Commission on May 6 will consider zoning regulations  for cannabis businesses (Shutterstock).

Another step toward making cannabis a major part of the city’s economy may be taken on Wednesday, May 6 when the Stanton Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m.

The planners – convening telephonically because of the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic – will consider the establishment of zoning regulations for the cultivation, production, sale and delivery of cannabis, or marijuana.

A public hearing was held on April 15 and then continued to next Wednesday.

Last November, Stanton voters approved by a margin of 67 percent to 33 percent a ballot measure allowing the city to establish taxes on potential cannabis businesses.

Under the resolution, such uses could not be located within a 600-foot radius of a school, day care center or youth center or within a 400-foot radius of a property zoned residential.

Any cannabis business seeking to establish itself in Stanton would have to get first a state license, and then one from the city. A consultant told the city council at a presentation last year that it could potentially raise $1.4 million annually in revenue from the operation of such a business.


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