The approval of another Turlock cannabis dispensary came with little opposition from the public Thursday night, moving the second of four planned retail locations one step closer toward opening its doors.
Perfect Union, a Sacramento-based cannabis company, will open its fifth store at 2500 N. Golden State Blvd. after the Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the location during their meeting this week. The commission approved the City’s first dispensary in its pilot cannabis program, Firehouse, back in January. While the program allows for an unlimited number of manufacturing, testing and distribution sites, only the four best dispensary applicants were invited to take part after being ranked from a group of over 30 applicants.
Both Firehouse and Perfect Union are two of the top four dispensary candidates selected. Evergreen Market is on the list as well but has yet to go before the Planning Commission for its permit approval, and nationally-known dispensary MedMen was also selected but dropped out earlier this year. Natural Healing Center of Grover Beach was pulled from the top 10 candidates to take the dispensary’s place.
Perfect Union will move into the 4,346 square foot building just south of the Assyrian American Civic Club, formerly the home of G & L Irrigation and Farm Supply. The dispensary will make little changes to the site. Plans include improving the landscaping on both the property and the median on Golden State Boulevard in front of the space, installing a fence and gate in the middle of the property to create a secure loading area and repainting the building with hints of the company’s trademark colors — blue, green and white.
The paint job will also include a mural on the south side of the building that features the dispensary’s logo.
Commissioner Constance Anderson wondered how