Sunday, November 25, 2007

SONOMA: Supes to consider use permit for medical marijuana clinic


The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, will

hold a public hearing at 2:15 p.m. to consider a request by Creekside

Medical Organics for a use permit to open a level II medical marijuana

dispensary at the old Nicholson Turkey headquarters, 19445 Riverside Drive.


At the request of 1st District Supervisor Valerie Brown, the board agreed to

take direct jurisdiction over the request rather than have it proceed

through the conventional review process by the county's Permit and Resource

Management Department.


Approval of the use permit would allow the applicant, which currently runs a

similar facility in Santa Rosa, to proceed with plans for the clinic.


Last week the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission voted to support

the application for a permit. That vote was only advisory, but it can

influence the decision by the Board of Supervisors.


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