City of Coachella looking to increase the number of dispensaries from 3 to 10

The Lighthouse Dispensary in Coachella (Facebook)

There might soon be plenty of more places in the city of Coachella to buy your cannabis.

City officials held a study session on Wednesday to talk about potentially increasing the number of permitted dispensaries from three to ten, according to KESQ.

Officials say they are just following the lead of other Coachella Valley cities.

“Just to give a comparison, the city of Palm Springs, which has a similar population, and Cathedral City they have between 15 and 20 dispensaries permitted. So, it will still be significantly less than our neighbors, but a little better to add more opportunity for business owners and permit growth,” said Councilmember Megan Beaman-Jacinto.

Of course it would also be a potential revenue generator for the city – which also has plenty of cannabis related projects in the pipeline.

Officials plan on voting on the potential increase in the next few months. In addition to adding more places to buy weed, the city is also discussing a potential new zone allowing dispensaries near the 10 Freeway and and Dillon Road.

Councilmembers argue that opening more dispensaries will be good for the city’s economy.

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