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Supervisors to review cannabis operation permit for rural Keyes
• Jessup Road industrial area
cannabis operation

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will be considering a development agreement and use permit for a commercial cannabis cultivation and distribution business.

The board will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at 1010 Tenth Street, Modesto, to consider the operation.

The county Planning Commission met on June 6 and recommended approval for Golden Purpose to operate the cannabis business in an industrial park west of Highway 99 at 4218 Jessup Road just north of Keyes Road.

The applicant is proposing to establish a commercial cannabis indoor cultivation and distribution operation within two existing warehouses and a proposed third warehouse, to be developed in three phases, in the P-D (110) zoning district.

Under the county’s regulatory ordinance for cannabis operations, there is a 600-foot buffer for cannabis businesses from schools, youth centers and day cares, a 200-foot buffer from residences, as well as odor control, employee background checks and other security measures.

The county gains revenue from cannabis operations in the unincorporated areas. Revenue is generated from the application fee and a community benefit fee. The “Community Benefit Rates” are 8 percent of gross sales for retail dispensaries and manufacturers, $5 to $10 per square foot for indoor cultivation and 2.5 percent of gross sales for testing facilities and 3 percent for distribution.