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City votes in favor of marijuana production site in Kearny Mesa

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 14:37:56-04

San Diego (KGTV)- After a second vote, a marijuana production facility is given the green light to move forward. Dozens of people, on both sides of the issue, were there as city leaders made their decision.

Planning commissioners voted 4 to 2, giving business leaders the conditional use permit they needed to move ahead with plans.

“We’re elated that the decision was in our favor,” says Jared Angell, CFO of THinC. “We followed all the rules and regulations and were glad to see that the planning commission could uphold that.”

Business leaders were hoping for this decision after a deadlock vote of 3 to 3 last week.

The over 21,000 square feet building on Ruffner Road will be used for the marijuana production site.

During today’s vote, some planning commissioners asked that the building, moving forward, be more transparent by adding more windows. Commissioners also requested storage items be housed on the top level.

Community members were concerned about the safety and future of their neighborhood, but business leaders say ThinC is committed to working with everyone.

“We reached out to a lot of local business and community members, and we’ve been working with them to ensure that our business will not negatively affect them in any way,” says Angell.

“It sends a strong message about the strength of community,” says community member Ping Wang. “I would be overjoyed for our community coming together, banning together, and supporting each other.”

The site will be used for manufacturing and distributing marijuana products. As they are still in the planning stages, there is no word yet on when the facility will be in business.