Five El Monte (L.A. County) cannabis businesses have given up on the town following five anti-pot lawsuits filed by activists and neighboring cities. El Monte’s local government, which is $9.5M in the hole, had supported the applications. The businesses would have brought in $2.5M annually, according to city estimates.
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- Each cannabis-related development the city is required to have a property lease before they can apply for a permit. The developers have been paying rent on vacant properties for months.
- “The individuals who were involved with (these lawsuits) have no conscience,” said Mayor Andre Quintero. “If the city considers a tax increase or a cut to services, the community will know exactly who to blame.”
- Freaze is California’s first cannabis-infused ice pop. Colorado’s The Green Solution unveiled its in-house cold one last year.