Wildomar could join Palm Springs in permitting marijuana dispensaries in Riverside County

Twenty medical marijuana dispensaries in Wildomar have filed applications since city leaders first discussed lifting a ban on the businesses, the Press Enterprise reported.

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Wildomar has received 20 applications in the four months since it voted to draft and ordinance making it the second city in Riverside County to allow medical marijuana dispensaries. Palm Springs also allows the legal businesses to operate in compliance with state law. Applicants include residents from Wildomar, Murrieta, Riverside, north San Diego County and Los Angeles.

The ban on dispensaries has been in place since the city incorporated in 2000. The city council is expected to revisit the issue next month.

Several former owners of Los Angeles collectives, which were forced to close when Los Angeles enacted a ban on June 7, have applied for permits in Wildomar and are shopping for homes. The owner of a delivery service has rented office space in Temecula.

One establishment is planning a dispensary and health and wellness operation that would also provide acupuncture and chiropractic services.

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