STOCKTON, CA - Stockton approved its first medical marijuana dispensary permit Thursday night, which could put the pot business and potential new jobs in town by September.
"They had all their ducks in a row," said Stockton Planning Board Chair, Samuel Fant.
"Hopefully it draws more attention to the area that's good, especially with all of the new security."
The attorney representing 209 Collective marijuana dispensary said the business promises security guards and surveillance cameras in the shopping plaza on its own dime.
"We own several dispensaries in Sacramento and I have letters from the shopping center owner and police personnel who say crime was reduced after we moved in," said Max Del Real, president of Capitol Solutions, representing the dispensary. His dispensary was approved to move into Eastland Plaza on Wilson Way.