On Oct. 20, Planning Commission granted CPC Compassion Inc. a permit to operate Santa Monica’s first medical marijuana dispensary at 925 Wilshire Blvd.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Paul Song said he does not want to be a disruptive force in the City and plans to work with the Santa Monica Police Department to ensure safety.
“We’re not trying to be a recreational hedgehog, we’re not trying to be some glitzy place, we want to be very subtle and understated in terms of the location, in terms of our signage, and at the same time really be an area where people do not feel intimidated to come in to try to solve their medical condition,” said Song.
Song is a 20-year physician radiation oncologist and a 14-year Santa Monica resident. He specializes in the use of medicinal marijuana and helped develop the products that will be sold in the store under the brand Local Cannabis Co.
Although commissioners were very impressed by the applicant’s presentation and agreed to grant the company a Conditional Use Permit, they did voice a few concerns.
Commissioners asked the applicants to abide by the following recommendations: hours of operation on Sundays will be 12 p.m. to 6