Benicia City Council reverses cannabis ban – votes to approve one retail outlet

Brief report by email from City Council member Steve Young this morning:

“The Council voted 3-2, (Largaespada and Strawbridge opposed) to allow for one retail dispensary. Staff was directed to rank order the applications and to present to Planning Commission for action. If the Planning Commission approves one of the nine existing applications, after review of all relevant issues (parking, security, etc.), the choice can be called up by the City Council for final approval. The result was a compromise.”