January 30, 2015
Blair’s dispensary, A Green Alternative, will be the second in the county but the first in the city itself to be licensed by local officials.
The city granted Blair initial approval last October, but a drug prevention specialist appealed the decision. On Thursday, the city’s planning commission unanimously rejected the appeal and gave Blair the go-ahead.
The move could mark a turning point for San Diego, which has struggled for years with illegal MMJ operationswhile trying to set up acomprehensive regulatory system for those eager to work within the confines of the law, such as Blair.
The city will ultimately allow up to four dispensaries in each city council district, for a total of 30. Just under a year ago, the San Diego city council estimated that there were over 100 dispensaries in operation within the city’s borders.