Adelanto cannabis dispensary proposal delayed –

ADELANTO — Construction of a third cannabis dispensary has been delayed due to change in the proposal by Lifestyle Delivery Systems, Inc.

The Canadian-based company now wants to build a 2,850-square-foot adult-use and medicinal dispensary on Rancho Road near U.S. Highway 395, according to planning documents.

Adelanto Director of Development Services Charles Rangel said that Lifestyle Delivery Systems increased the proposed size of the building from the original 1,800 square feet after the Planning Commission agenda was released to the public.

Planning commissioners were set to vote on the final steps of the land use approvals stage last Wednesday. A final vote has been postponed to the commission’s next meeting.

Colin O’Neil, a lawyer with the city attorney’s office, said because the proposal is now for a larger building, the issue would have to be delayed due to the notice requirements of California’s open meetings law.

“What’s actually being requested is materially different then what was agendized,” O’Neil said, “It doesn’t mean the application is flawed, it just means that this agenda doesn’t accurately reflect what this Commission is being asked to act on.”

Rangel said there’s nothing unusual about changing the size of a proposed building mid-process, adding the architecture would not change under the proposal.

The Highway 395 Dispensary would become the third storefront dispensary in Adelanto, and the Victor Valley. Adelanto is the only local municipality to allow storefront cannabis dispensaries, whether for medicinal or adult-use.

The Daily Press first reported in March that Lifestyle Delivery Systems was proposing to expand its operations in Adelanto, a move that would allow the Canadian-based technology company to go “from seed to sale,” which means controlling its entire production chain.

CEO Brad Eckenweiler said at the time that the storefront dispensary would also include a drive-thru window, which would appear to be the first such business

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