Northern California

Hayward council OKs three cannabis dispensaries

HAYWARD — Three cannabis dispensaries were approved Tuesday by the City Council.

Aunty Honey’s still has not secured a location, while Hayward Station aims to open at 1004 B St. and Jiva Life at 1223 A St.

The businesses still must get city approval, however, before they can operate at the locations.

Each business has said it plans to hire Hayward residents and pay them a living wage, according to city officials.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved giving permits to the businesses. Councilman Mark Salinas cast the lone no vote.

The businesses, however, must still get land use approval to operate, which will require public hearings before the Planning Commission and council.

Earlier this year, the council adopted an ordinance that set a 6 percent tax on gross receipts for cannabis businesses.

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