Antioch has approved its third cannabis dispensary and delivery service.
The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to let Alluvium Inc. manufacture cannabis products. Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock dissented.
“I would like to proceed with caution,” Ogorchock said. “We have approved two so far. I have to be very reserved on this. I would like to see how — in the next couple of years — how they go.”
Alluvium Inc. plans to open its dispensary on Crow Court, in the same northwest Antioch business park as the other previously approved dispensaries. The business will operate on a 1.15-acre site in a 7,260 square-foot facility, of which 2,740 square feet is to be reserved for manufacturing and the rest for an eight-car delivery service and the dispensary. The dispensary also will sell vaping and cannabis paraphernalia, according to Alluvium.
The council also agreed to give the business a Type N infusion license that allows it to manufacture edible and topical cannabis products.
Several members of the public spoke against the proposed project.
Dr. Jeffrey Klingler of Antioch suggested the council wait until one of the previously approved stores is up and running.
“Consider that to this day, none of the approved marijuana stores are operating,” he said. “This means you have no idea if those businesses and their plans are actually going to work. A reasonable person would put a hold on future permits until the already approved businesses can demonstrate that they actually work.
“How many marijuana stores are enough?” he asked. “I hope none of you dream of our city becoming Northern California’s marijuana mecca. Because I can tell you right now, I’ll be honest with you, that’s not the kind of city I want to live in.”
Plans for the business include 24-hour guards in the early days of