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City Announces Cannabis Dispensary Application Rankings

Mike Conway

Post Date:08/30/2018

City Announces Cannabis Dispensary Application Rankings


The City of Merced received 22 complete applications for retail cannabis dispensaries in March 2018.  Only four dispensaries may be approved under the City's cannabis ordinance. 

The Planning Commission has already approved 10 cannabis business permits for manufacturing, cultivation and distribution operations.

A Selection Committee of City Manager Steve Carrigan, Police Chief Chris Goodwin and Director of Development Services Scott McBride reviewed the applications and scored them based on criteria established by the Council. 

All the proposed business owners were subject to a detailed background check by the Police Department.

A total score of 100 points was possible for each application.  Points were awarded based on non-discretionary facts, such as public/neighborhood outreach programs, parking, business hours, previous experience and qualifications of the owners, access to capital, inclusion of certain safety features and local residency.  There were 29 points awarded at the discretion of the Selection Committee based on enhanced security measures, community benefits and other outstanding features above the minimum requirements of the applications. 

The total scores of the reviewers were divided by three for an average score.  The applications were ranked based on that average score. 

The top four applications will be scheduled for public hearings before the Planning Commission at 7 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 18 and Weds., Sept. 19 in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center (City Hall), 678 W. 18th St.

The scores and rankings are as follows:





Commercial Cannabis Business Permit Applications for Dispensaries

TOTAL SCORE

AVERAGE SCORE

RANKING

CCBP #18-06R ("Blue Fire") at 1975 W Olive Ave

295

98.333

1

CCBP #18-10R ("Green Door") at 811 W Main St

292

97.333

2

CCBP #18-17R ("Manzanita") at 1594 W 18th St

289

96.333

3

CCBP #18-14R ("Harvest of Merced") at 863 W 15th St

285

95.000

4

CCBP #18-21R ("Medallion Wellness") at 808 W 16th St

269

89.667

5

CCBP #18-30R ("Jiva Life") at 1020 W Main St

255

85.000

6

CCBP #18-22R ("7 Fingers Cannabissary") at 1220-30 Martin Luther King Jr Wy

254

84.667

7

CCBP #18-11R ("Merced Pharmers Market") at 1112 W 16th St

246

82.000

8

CCBP #18-29R ("Nourish Health Merced") at 221 W Main St

244

81.333

9

CCBP #18-08R ("Bang Mingo") at 1850 Yosemite Pkwy

240

80.000

10 (Tie)

CCBP #18-05R ("Elev8 Wellness") at 235 W Main St

240

80.000

10 (Tie)

CCBP #18-13R ("Empire Health & Wellness") at 245 W 16th St

224

74.667

12

CCBP #18-09R ("Natural Supplements") at 127 W El Portal Dr

216

72.000

13

CCBP #18-07R ("Gateway Wellness") at 145 Riggs, Ste A

213

71.000

14

CCBP #18-25R ("Valley Pure") at 1180 Olivewood Ave

202

67.333

15

CCBP #18-26R ("Tamcu Investments") at 227 W Main St

201

67.000

16

CCBP #18-23R ("Kings Valley Wellness") at 850 W Main, Ste A

199

66.333

17

CCBP #18-12R ("Merced Healing Center") at 948 W 15th St

187

62.333

18

CCBP #18-24R ("Earth Source Healing") at 1035 W 14th St

179

59.667

19

CCBP #18-16R ("Sierra Gold Cannabis Co.") at 35 W 23rd St

168

56.000

20

CCBP #18-20R ("Veteran Medication 22") at 3317 M St

157

52.333

21 (Tie)

CCBP #18-18R ("Merced Pain Relief") at 946 W Main St

157

52.333

21 (Tie)


The Following application was disqualified:

CCBP #18-15R ("Aleafiate") at 1471 Yosemite Pkwy

213

71.000

DQ


For more information about the City's Commercial Cannabis Business Permit applications, please contact the City Planning Division at 209-385-6858.


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