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By Miriam Raftery

March 17, 2018 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa Planning Commission will consider applications for two medical marijuana dispensaries during public hearings March 21st at 7 p.m. in the La Mesa City Council chambers (8130 Allison Ave., La Mesa).  

Staff has recommended approval of conditional use permits for both facilities, finding that each is in compliance with Proposition U, the ballot measure approved by La Mesa voters, as well as zoning requirements. However, one has generated opposition that includes evidence indicating that the applicant has previously owned illegal dispensaries. 

The proposed facilities are:

  • La Mesa Health Center, Inc. at 7729 University Ave. between Maple and Dale in a building that is currently vacant and formerly housed a computer store. 
  • New Origins Management, Inc. at 7739 El Cajon Blvd., Suite C, between 73rd Street and Jesse Avenue.

The Planning Commission has received a letter of opposition to the La Mesa Health Center application, with attachments indicating that its applicants previously owned illegal cannabis dispensaries in La Mesa and El Cajon; the La Mesa facility was shut down by the city.

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