Antioch approved its third cannabis dispensary and delivery service on Tuesday.
The approval of the proposed Alluvium Inc. cannabis business and a license for manufacturing cannabis products came on a 4-to-1 vote with Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock dissenting.
“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 with 2,740 square feet reserved for manufacturing operations. The rest of the space will be used for the eight-car delivery service and the dispensary, which will also sell vaping and cannabis paraphernalia, according to the applicant.
The approval also comes with a Type N infusion license allowing for the manufacture of edible and topical cannabis products using an infusion system and the packaging and labeling of the products on the premises.
Several members of the public spoke against the proposed project.
Dr. Jeffrey Klingler of Antioch suggested the council should wait until one of the approved stores is up and running before approving more similar businesses.
“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