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Antioch City Council Could Approve Two New Cannabis Businesses

by ECT

On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council is set to discuss the adoption of the Planning Commission recommendation to approve a Use Permit and Design review of two potential cannabis businesses that would operate within the city of Antioch.

According to the agenda, the move would allow the city to generate more tax revenue and require a fee based on gross receipts.

Delta Family Pharms Cannabis Cultivation

The applicant proposes to operate a cannabis cultivation business at 2101 W 10thStreetin suites G, H, and I of an existing +/-25,380square foot commercial building. In total, the proposed cannabis business will occupy +/-7,500 square feet of the building.

At the Planning Commission meeting on December 16, 2020, the Planning Commission voted 4-0, with two members absent, to recommend to the City Council that the Use Permit and Design Review be approved.

The cannabis cultivation will occupy 5,375 square feet of space and will require a small indoor cannabis cultivation license from the State of California. Small indoor cannabis cultivation licenses are issued for indoor operations between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet in size. The space will include a mother room, for plants where cuttings are taken a

clone room, where the cuttings are grown; five grow rooms for the plants; a trim room; and a cure room, where the product is dried. The five grow rooms will range in size from763 square feet to 817 square feet. The customers for the product will be licensed commercial cannabis businesses

The site is approximately 1.95 acres in size with an approximately 25,380 square foot building centrally located on the site. No new construction is proposed on the site other than tenant improvements to the existing building.

Culture Club Cannabis Dispensary

High Horizons Group requests approval of a Use Permit to operate a cannabis business consisting of a dispensary with delivery. The subject property is located at 1925 Verne Roberts Circle (APN 074-052-015).

At the Planning Commission meeting on November 18, 2020, the Planning Commission voted 5-0, with one member absent, to recommend to the City Council that the Use Permit be approved. The applicant gave a presentation about the project, and no members of the public commented on the item.

The applicant proposes to operate a cannabis business consisting of a dispensary with delivery service (Type 10 license) at 1925 Verne Roberts Circle. The operations will consist of the on-site sale of retail cannabis products, as well as retail delivery of cannabis products. The proposed hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday –Sunday. The retail sales will be conducted in an approximately 709 square foot sales area and all customers must first enter the lobby area and present a valid identification to a security guard prior to entering the sales area. The sales area is described as operating similar to that of a jewelry counter. Due to the small size and high value, cannabis samples and products are always kept either behind the back wall behind a facility counter, or in glass viewing displays. As part of the dispensary, the applicant is proposing to sell vape pens, vape pen cartridges, vape pen batteries, and chargers, which are used to administer cannabis concentrates. The applicant is also proposing to sell smoking accessories that may include the following: rolling papers, pipes,grinders, bowls, and bongs. The cannabis guidelines prohibit the sale of cannabis related paraphernalia unless explicitly authorized through the use permit. Therefore, the Planning Commission requested staff include a condition of approval limiting the cannabis paraphernalia sold on site to be those consistent with previous cannabis approvals which includes vape pens, vape batteries, and chargers.

The applicant plans to begin delivery operations with one (1) delivery vehicle, which will be available to make deliveries during the same hours as the retail business hours. As operations commence, the applicant may increase the number of delivery vehicles based on demand. The delivery vehicles will not have any marking or other indications on the exterior of the vehicle that may indicate that the delivery employee is carrying cannabis goods for delivery.

The site is approximately 3.02 acres in size and developed with an approximately 7,600 square foot building, parking lot, and a self-storage facility on the remainder of the site. The dispensary will utilize a 1,520 square foot suite within the existing 7,600 square foot building. The applicant does not propose any changes that will alter the exterior of the suite and site. No new construction is proposed on the site other than internal tenant improvements to the existing building.

Antioch City Council Meeting
January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Agenda: Click here
Public Comment: If you wish to make a public comment, you may do so any of the following ways: (1) by filling out an online speaker card, located at https://www.antiochca.gov/speaker_card ,(2) by emailing the City Clerk prior [email protected] , or (3) by dialing(925) 776-3057 during the meeting.


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LoveableCurmudgeon Jan 12, 2021 - 4:19 am

Looks like going to Costco will give you a contact high very soon. Antioch has gone from not wanting cannabis businesses to exist to wanting to be the cannabis capital of the Bay Area! Take a puff of THIS, baby

Rosalia Santinelli Jan 12, 2021 - 6:10 pm

Antioch is adapting to the diversity of Future cannabis Cultivation productions! I think this is amazing! (Some won’t we all know that) However, I am personally very proud of the Delta Dispensary/Family Pharms and their success thus far! 🤘🏽

Jack Collins Jan 13, 2021 - 4:24 am

Oh Yes! Let’s get more STONERS into the system. I mean, we simply do not have enough problems already!

Robert C. Jan 13, 2021 - 4:37 am

“Culture Club”? This, apparently, is Antioch’s future. Sad.

Sher Jan 14, 2021 - 7:58 am

with All the empty buildings we have in this city why don’t we just open the doors to all cannabis operators! No upstanding business has interest in being here so bring in more trash! We get what we vote for! Trash!

The Bond Girl Jan 14, 2021 - 2:21 pm

You’ve got it right, SHER! This city is already the laughing stock of the entire county, so why not continue with this? Seems like all the other cities have decent mayors and city council. We are left with the dregs! We did not luck out except for two members on the council who have their heads on straight. What a shame!

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