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Support Safe, Local Access to Cannabis!
We are a group of Benicia citizens upset about the way in which the City of Benicia has handled the cannabis issue.
63% of us voted for Prop. 64 which legalized adult use, and 76% of us voted for Measure E which allowed for the collection of extra taxes from cannabis businesses.
The Benicia City Council , proceeded slowly and carefully, holding more than 18 meetings regarding marijuana dispensaries in Benicia.
In 2017, the Benicia City Council approved a program allowing for two dispensaries in Benicia.
The City of Benicia solicited Requests for Proposals to apply for two retail licenses.
After 8 companies made $20,000, non-refundable deposits to the City of Benicia for processing their applications the Benicia City Council decided, to ban retail cannabis dispensaries and pull the rug out from under these businesses who were still waiting, months later, for an answer on their applications.
Enough is enough!
We are gathering signatures on a petition to submit to the Benicia City Council for their June 18 meeting, and for that we need your help. The petition calls for both the approval of two dispensaries as originally planned, but also calls for any of the Measure E tax revenue going to the City from these businesses to be spent only on repairing our streets.
Pot for Potholes!
Although we have been offered help by the applicants in circulation of these petitions, we have declined their offer.
Only Benicia citizens are involved in this effort.
Please consider signing the petition and otherwise assisting in this grass roots effort.