A cannabis dispensary that lost an appeal in the city’s cannabis process is hosting a job fair next month.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, on July 9 at 827 E. Colorado Boulevard.
“The job fair is for our other stores in Los Angeles, on Melrose in Westwood, in downtown LA in the Arts District, and in Studio City, and our next store, which is in Culver City,” said Tim Dodd, CEO and founder of Sweet Flower.
“And the reason we’re doing it is because we want to hire locally. We want to support and we believe in hiring locally. We’re committed to doing that. We’re committed to hiring minorities. So we are focusing on supporting Pasadena’s local community and this local minority community.”
Sweet Flower was one of six dispensaries chosen to advance in the city’s process, but an application for a Conditional Use Permit was rejected by the City Council after city staff deemed the application incomplete because the company’s location map was not prepared by a licensed surveyor.
The company had hoped to set up shop in District 3 in Old Pasadena.
A judge later sided with the city after the cannabis company claimed Pasadena’s permitting process was unfair and illegal.
The company is hoping proposed changes to the city’s cannabis ordinance which could be coming back to the City Council for the third time will finally allow them to open a store in Pasadena.
A move to change the zoning laws to allow more dispensaries was tabled after the council showed little support for the changes.
“So we’re committed to hiring 50% local Pasadena residents from the African American and Hispanic, Latin X communities in Pasadena for our store in Pasadena,” Dodd said. “If at such a time we’re allowed