Pot passes in O-town

Oroville Council approves zoning, regulations for cannabis businesses

Marijuana business is coming to Oroville.

Tuesday night (Dec. 4), the Oroville City Council adopted zoning and regulations for cannabis business, including retail sale, delivery and processing. The vote fell 4-2, with Mayor Linda Dahlmeier (pictured) and Councilman Scott Thomson dissenting and Councilman Art Hatley absent.

Of note, no more than three retail businesses will be allowed to operate within the city. Other requirements include: no outdoor cultivation; a 1,000-foot buffer from schools, day care centers, public parks, the historic downtown district, churches and youth centers; required installation of surveillance and alarm systems; and at least one security guard during business hours.