After months of review, the committee scoring Grass Valley retail cannabis candidates hoping to operate a dispensary have been narrowed down to a top competitor to operate the city’s lone dispensary.
“The cannabis dispensary applicant ranked the highest was Provisions,” said Tom Last, community development director. “They can now apply for a permit.”
Cameron Brady, an attorney representing Provisions, said the outfit is in the process of submitting its commercial cannabis permit application.
“We understand to be granted approval it is a great responsibility,” Brady said. “And we are ready and excited to serve the city and citizens of Grass Valley.”
Scoring benchmarks were determined by several facets, including cannabis knowledge; ownership team evaluation; if the business offers well paid, quality jobs; and overall business experience.
“The finance department reviewed applications, making sure the budget numbers made sense and the police department made a review to make sure there’s no red flags, and then turned it over to the (scoring) committee,” Last said.
Provisions intends to operate out of the former Ag Natural building, 403 Idaho Maryland Road.
The application fee for the permit is $2,137.60. The fee was based on estimated gross annual revenue