The deadline closed to apply for Marysville’s one available medical marijuana dispensary license – and just one company, based in Sacramento, threw its hat... Sacramento cannabis business eyes local medicinal marijuana dispensary license

The deadline closed to apply for Marysville’s one available medical marijuana dispensary license – and just one company, based in Sacramento, threw its hat in the ring.

Jim Bermudez, director of the Community Development and Services Department for Marysville, said the application period closed Monday at 4 p.m.

Representatives from Northstar Holistic Collective, which operates a marijuana dispensary on C Street in Sacramento, filed the application.

“At this moment, given that we only received one application, the city still needs to review it. We will evaluate the application to make sure that it’s complete based on our requirements as they are listed. We will then conduct a background investigation and look at various elements of their plan to make sure they meet up with our requirements,” Bermudez said.

Applicants were required to have a conditional use permit application number and a zoning verification letter from the city before submitting. The application also required an interested party provide identifying information for the principal owners of the company, detailed timelines and performance measures, a neighborhood responsibility plan, detailed business operation plans, security plans and a number of other requirements, on top of a nonrefundable application fee of $10,000.

If the application is determined to be complete, then a panel comprised of Bermudez, the police chief, the city manager and the fire chief will convene to determine what the best route for the city is moving forward.

“If during our review we have some concerns, we will be dialoguing with the company. If we decide it is not the best fit for the city, we would send it back out to solicit applications,” Bermudez said.

The medical marijuana dispensary permit became available in April after the city decided against renewing a permit for the Marysville Cannabis Company due to the company providing “false or misleading information” in its renewal application.

At the time, the lead representative for MCC said a tenant/landlord dispute resulted in the company being locked out of the property at 1109 Chestnut St., thereby leading to them not being able to meet their obligations with the city.

Those same property owners – Marysville Farming Company LLC – appear to have worked out a deal with representatives from Northstar. In its application, Northstar proposed locating its dispensary at the same location MCC was expected to open.

“Northstar would like to provide the residents of Marysville with the best, compliant cannabis products on the market. Northstar is known for having cannabis strains, edibles, tinctures, cartridges and CBD products that are hard to find. We hope to satisfy everyone, be a positive contribution to the community and look forward to the opportunity to operate in Marysville,” said Taylor Jordan, a compliance manager for Northstar.

To learn more about the company, visit www.northstar916.com.

The city’s only other medical marijuana dispensary license is held by River City Phoenix. The company is building a new dispensary at the corner of F and Third streets, which is expected to open within the next few months.

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