You can’t do REC business within the parts of Kern designated as county. In the city of Bakersfield cannabis is prohibited. But as our laws allow municipalities to make their own cannabis laws, tiny California City has invested in production, retail and delivery to become a vertically-integrated opportunity zone.
- A town of just under 14,000 nestled between Sequoias National Park and Angeles National Forest, California City has approved 20 cannabis businesses since the spring.
- “It’s not like we really wanted to be a marijuana hub. But just about every other industry gave us the big middle finger,” said Mayor Chuck McGuire.
- A lawsuit has resulted from those 10M hemp plants destroyed by Kern County Sheriffs. The basis for this litigation is a loophole in the 2014 Farm Bill covering “hot hemp.”