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East County News Service

July 13, 2015 (Ramona)—The County has approved building permits for two medical marijuana collectives in Ramona, the Ramona Sentinel reports. But before the facilities can open their doors to dispense or grow medical marijuana, they must first obtain approvals from the Sheriff’s Department.

The collectives seek to open at 1210 Olive Street and at 619 Pine Street. 

To obtain approval from the Sheriff, each facility must have an alarm system monitored by the Sheriff’s Department, closed circuit video monitoring, and shatter-resistant glass in windows and doors, among other measures.

The county currently has only one medical marijuana facility licensed by the Sheriff, located near Gillespie Field. 

Zoning requirements mandate that such facilities be on industrial-zoned land at least 1,000 feet from schools, parks, and other places where children are apt to be.  The County has identified additional potential sites, most of them in Lakeside and Ramona.

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