Council makes dispensary choice – Thousand Oaks Acorn

With the City Council having made a final decision about who will be granted the city’s single medical marijuana dispensary permit, Thousand Oaks could have its first such business by November.

The owners of Legendary Organics, the winning applicant, say they anticipate opening between then and the end of the year at 2712 Conejo Center Drive in Newbury Park. They have one month to reach an operations agreement with the city before their permit becomes final.

If an agreement can’t be reached, the city retains the right to open negotiations with the runner-up.

Left to decide between two applicants after a third—DBO Investments—was a no-show at Tuesday’s deciding hearing, the council voted 4-1 in favor of Legendary. Councilmember Rob McCoy was the dissenting vote, saying he preferred Leaf Dispensary, the other applicant.

“We knew council had the ultimate authority to select the operator (they felt) would best serve Conejo Valley,” Patrick Spillane, one of Legendary’s three partners, told the Acorn on Wednesday. “We are honored they chose us.”

GREEN BUSINESS—A view of 2712 Conejo Center Drive, Newbury Park. Council members said they preferred the site for the city’s first dispensary because of its isolated location. DAWN MEGLITHUNA/Acorn Newspapers

Spillane was the lone member of Legendary to address the council during the meeting. His partner and half-brother, Sean Cassar, could not attend because he was out of the country. The applicant’s third partner, director of operations Ned Davis, sat in the audience throughout the three-hour hearing but did not speak.

Davis is the mayor pro tem of the City of Westlake Village, where he has served on the council for 11 years. He told the Acorn earlier this year he is a proponent of medicinal cannabis, specifically CBD, short for cannabidiol, a marijuana

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