Sacramento is one step closer to legalizing the manufacture of pot cookies, brownies and other goods after a proposal cleared a key City Council committee Tuesday.
Under the proposal, marijuana manufacturing facilities would only exist in enclosed buildings in commercial zones and could not exceed 6,400 square feet. By state law, they could not be within 600 feet of a school.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” said Councilman Jay Schenirer, who crafted the ordinance. “But on manufacturing, it’s the potential for thousands of jobs, increased revenue and replacing illegal business with legal.”
Similar to what the council will consider for cultivation licenses, manufacturers would be regulated with site-specific restrictions. Licenses would also need to include a “neighborhood responsibility plan” that will likely involve businesses contributing 1 percent of gross annual revenue to its neighborhood, though such details are still being worked out. That fee would be in addition
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