Mammoth Police Department will accept dispensary permit applications

MLPD 3-23-10In April, the Mammoth Town Council decided not to impose a moratorium on permits for medical marijuana cooperatives in Town.  Officials reasoned that the voters of Mammoth had approved establishment of two dispensaries and that the Council should not alter that vote.  Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson had suggested the moratorium until the controversial medical marijuana issues were answered in various courts.  Since there is an available permit, the Chief has opened up the process for applications.

At the April Town Council meeting,  Clayton Bogen stood up to object to the moratorium.  He raised issues of no competition with just one dispensary.  He revealed that he stood ready to apply for the open dispensary permit.

Now, Chief  Watson has issued information on the permit process.  A police department press release said, “Applications are now being accepted for a permit to operate a Medical Marijuana Cooperative in Mammoth Lakes.  The Town’s Municipal Code authorizes up to two permits for Medical Marijuana Cooperatives and there is currently only one available permit.

Municipal Code Chapter 5.38 addresses the requirements and procedures for applying the permitting process.  Medical Marijuana Cooperatives may only be located in certain areas.  Potential applicants are encouraged to review Chapter 5.38 so that they have an understanding of the process and the acceptable locations.  Chapter 5.38 is available at http://library.municode.com/HTML/16632/level2/TIT5BUTALIRE_CH5.38MEMACO.html#TOPTITLE

Applications may be picked up at the Police Station during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.  Completed applications must be turned in no later than 5 pm on Friday, July 16.  All completed applications will be processed and reviewed pursuant to Chapter 5.38.  Those applications deemed qualified by the Police Department will be submitted to the Town’s Community Development Department (CDD).

After the Police Department submits the qualified applicant(s) to the CDD, those qualified applicant(s) will then be required to submit an application for a use permit to the CDD for consideration by the Planning Commission.   A public hearing is required for Planning Commission consideration, which requires notification to be mailed to the properties within 300 feet of the proposed Medical Marijuana Cooperative location.  The Planning Commission will only be able to approve one qualified Medical Marijuana Cooperative consistent with the Municipal Code.

Please see the Medical Marijuana Cooperatives Fact Sheet for additional information regarding the permit process at http://www.ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=476”

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NewEra/Not Scared to say it
NewEra/Not Scared to say it
10 years ago

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Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago

So if they put it in our bottles .. will it get us high … I don’t know about that .. I will get tested positive. lol

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago

Now there is an idea….legalize pot,and soon “hemp gerters” will replace the steel needed to improve the infrastructure in this Country…..and paper made out of weed….in turn,saving all the trees that won’t have to be cut down in order to produce that product,as well….as well as being an asset to… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

You can bet your bottom dollar Wayne, it will be pretty expensive, nothing will be cheap about it .. think about it .. it is green technology, organic. For example, look at how expensive it is to buy organic produce in the stores, or anything else organic and green. It’s… Read more »

Not Scared to say it
Not Scared to say it
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Thats what they want us to think so we can convince ourselves not too, before we really know the true outcome! Anything to keep feeding these greedy corporations and institutions money has become priority to the top players, and your priority also when you vote for them. There has always… Read more »

Dang 'em
Dang 'em
10 years ago

It’s them dang pot-smokin liberals stirring up trouble agin.

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Dang 'em

LOL .. yeah they always do eh Dang um?

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago

those that vote no to dispenseries dont realize there is probably a underground one going on within a mile radius dispensing the same product ileagally, except the profit is going to fund activity that is way more dangorous then THC consuming. They say not in my backyard, Little do they… Read more »

cat
cat
10 years ago

Vince,

Sadly there is a city code prohibiting it. Good news is that case law has prevailed and the courts stated that dispensaries cannot be prohibited. Only catch was they stated the cannabis had to grow on sight.

NewDay
NewDay
10 years ago
Reply to  cat

There’s at least 2 new Inyo Board members coming on in January…3 city council seats in November up for grabs PLUS the one that Griffiths will vacate. City and county codes can change with the seats.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago
Reply to  NewDay

..And I’m sure the two new Board members…and maybe three new city council members coming soon are going to put marijuana despensaries…and other marijuana issues as priority # 1…New Era says it best…If you want pot,it’s easy to find…and also when he says that those that are actually sick and… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
10 years ago

Vince Townsend….Yeah,right…And one in Wilkenson, one in Big Pine…one in Independence,one in Lone Pine, one in Cartago,one in Olancha…..Thing is Vince…..Inyo County…never happen….EVER.The “patients” in Inyo are just going to have to take the long drive to Mammoth to get their” medicine”….or keep doing what they’re doing.

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

LOL Wayne … the long drive … maybe the dispensaries can start a delivery service? lol Like the friendly pharmacy.

wayback
wayback
10 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

@Big Al

maybe the dispensaries can start a delivery service? lol Like the friendly pharmacy.

I think that already happened and don’t know what happened to Crosby the “420” delivery man. He might be delivering in prison somewhere. LOL

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago
Reply to  wayback

stop lying to yourselves, there is no real need for a dispensarie. its not hard to find Marijuana, to me its the question of do we want those that are genuinely sick to support the dealers on the street our bring the profits in a way that it dosent support… Read more »

NewEra
NewEra
10 years ago
Reply to  NewEra

I take that back. people who are genuinely sick should be able to get their meds as easy as everybody else. whether it be marijuana, morphine, vicodin, viagra or valtrex LOL. Why should a healthy person be able to deny that from a sick person, maybe if the tables were… Read more »

Rob
Rob
10 years ago
Reply to  NewEra

The only reason for a dispensarie is so the owners can make a profit.

Big AL
Big AL
10 years ago
Reply to  wayback

HeHe

Rob
Rob
10 years ago

“Applications may be picked up at the Police Station”

Are all business applications picked up at the Police Station?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
10 years ago
Reply to  Rob

Rob,

I believe it is only dispensaries since the police department does have regulatory power and review of applicants.

Benett

Vince Townsend
Vince Townsend
10 years ago

We need to open one up in Bishop 🙂