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L.A. suburb to consider permitting more marijuana businesses

The Baldwin Park City Council is set to consider increasing the total number of permits for marijuana businesses it could issue from 15 to 25 at its next meeting.

The City Council’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 14403 E. Pacific Ave.

In August, the City Council voted to allow the commercial cultivation and manufacture of both medical and recreational marijuana, and in December voted to grant permits to 10 businesses in the city, leaving five more spots available. Dispensaries are not allowed.

Last week, the City Council approved a second location out of which the only permitted marijuana distributor, Rukli Inc., can operate in Baldwin Park.

The proposed amendment to the city zoning code on Wednesday’s agenda would increase the maximum number of permitted marijuana businesses by 66 percent; however, a staff report prepared by City Attorney Robert Tafoya referred to the change as “minor in nature.”

The report said the city would receive additional revenue as a result of the amendment.