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Civic Auditorium

The Hanford City Council meets inside the Hanford Civic Auditorium.

HANFORD — The Hanford City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss medical cannabis business fees and permits.

Council continues to move forward with the prospect of commercial medical cannabis businesses moving to Hanford’s Industrial park, and will discuss application fees and conditional use permits for the cannabis businesses.

Council has already agreed to change the city’s municipal code to allow the business to come to the city, but must still discuss how many businesses or cannabis campuses can obtain permits to move into Hanford.

Virtually all of the zone is south of Houston Avenue in an industrial, non-residential area.

Several medical marijuana-related businesses have expressed interest in locating in the zone. Cannabis dispensaries will still not be allowed to locate in Hanford.

If plans continue to move forward, some of the permits could be processed and issued prior to Dec. 31, meaning cannabis companies could possibly come to Hanford sometime in 2018.

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