The Porterville City Council quickly approved an action to begin the Request for Proposal process to accept applicants for a third cannabis dispensary to be operated in the city.

And Bloom Farms continued to state it will file a lawsuit against the city as a result of that action. The council approved the action as part of its consent calendar at its meeting on Tuesday.

The council’s action paved the way for the city to begin accepting applications for the dispensary on January 3. That would begin a process in which the city would then begin to accept applications for the dispensary on January 3. That would begin the selection process in which an applicant for the dispensary could be selected in the spring, which would lead to the process of the council approving an ordinance and building permits to be issued for the dispensary to be developed.

The third dispensary will be awarded to a “wholly-locally owned” business. All of the owners of the dispensary must have lived in the Porterville Urban Area Boundary or have owned a business in Porterville for at least three years.

That was an issue with the awarding of the first two dispensaries to Cannabis Culture

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