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Costa Mesa Planning Commission to review plans for marijuana distribution facility

Costa Mesa Planning Commission to review plans for marijuana distribution facility
Costa Mesa planning commissioners will review a conditional use permit application for a proposed marijuana distribution facility at 3505 Cadillac Ave., Unit O-107, during their meeting Monday. (Daily Pilot)

Another permit request for a proposed marijuana distribution facility will go before the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday.

As envisioned, Shelf Life Inc. would operate the facility out of a 1,907-square-foot space within an existing industrial building at 3505 Cadillac Ave., Unit O-107, and “distribute pre-packaged cannabis products and source material produced by licensed cannabis manufacturers and cultivators — including flower, oils, waxes, beverages and similar products,” according to a staff report in the commission agenda.

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No cannabis extraction or manufacturing would take place at this site, that report states.

If approved, Shelf Life would be the 23rd marijuana business to receive a conditional use permit under voter-approved Measure X — which allows firms that research, test, process and manufacture some marijuana products to set up shop in a specified section of the city north of South Coast Drive and west of Harbor Boulevard.

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Cultivation and retail sale of marijuana products remain prohibited citywide.

Receiving a conditional use permit is only one step in the overall review and vetting process for cannabis operations proposed in Costa Mesa. Even with a favorable vote from the commission, Shelf Life would still need to secure city fire-prevention, finance and building safety approvals to finalize its marijuana business permit and receive a Costa Mesa business license. State approval also is required.

Monday’s commission meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St.

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