Wildomar approves cannabis-related business in city

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The Wildomar City Council on Thursday, May 28 narrowly approved an amendment that would allow cannabis businesses to set up shop within the city. They also approved unanimously the fee structure associated with the amendment. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Jeff Pack Staff Writer After almost four hours of discussion, the Wildomar City Council approved an amendment to the city’s municipal code establishing the adoption of a CEQA statutory exemption for the zoning, use, and licensing regulations of cannabis businesses in the city on Thursday, May 28.  The motion passed 3-2 with Mayor Dustin Nigg and councilmembers Ben Benoit and Joseph Morabito in favor with Mayor Pro-Tem Bridgette Moore and councilmember Marsha Swanson voting no.  Later, the council voted unanimously to establish application and regulatory fees for cannabis businesses in the city.  The council first directed staff to research the idea of a cannabis order in the city on May 8, 2019, and on June 12, 2019, an ad-hoc subcommittee was formed led by Mayor Nigg and
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