As new dispensaries open, WeHo considers allowing cannabis special events

At least three new cannabis operations in WeHo will launch before the end of the year, according to city staff.

Aeon West Hollywood and Monica’s House are both projected to open this summer, while Pleasure Med is set to open for business in the fall. All three are located on Santa Monica Blvd. east of La Cienega, and each will feature a cannabis retail storefront and an area for consumption. The already open Artist Tree will soon allow for on-site consumption as well.

Another nine businesses have received approval from the Business License Commission but have no projected opening date. Three others on the waitlist to apply for expanded licenses — MedMen, Melrose Collective Corporation, Zen Healing Collective and Sunday Goods — were recently given the go-ahead to do so after Essence WeHo forfeited its licenses for adult-use sales, consumption and delivery services.

Do you use cannabis?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

West Hollywood’s cannabis regulations only allow for a finite number of licenses to be issued at a time. Once an applicant has secured approval of their license from the Business License Commission, they have three years to open their business or they will forfeit the license. City staff members are looking to increase that time limit to four years.

City Council will receive an update at their meeting Monday on the implementation of the city’s cannabis ordinance, which includes a myriad of changes and developments.

City Hall is exploring the possibility of holding cannabis-focused special events in West Hollywood. Staff members are currently at work trying to answer these burning questions:

  • Should events include both the sale and consumption of cannabis?
  • Should anyone with a state permit be able to hold a special event in the City or is it limited to those with “brick and mortar” stores in West Hollywood?
  • How many cannabis special events can an applicant hold in the City each year?
  • Where can the events be located?
  • Does the cannabis sensitive use buffer apply to special event locations?
  • What types of odor mitigation should be provided when smoking is a part of an event?
  • Can cannabis special events occur on public property?

City Council may also direct staff to develop an education campaign focusing on safe adult use of cannabis in light of the anticipated opening of new retail stores and lounges. The City Council will also consider directing staff to monitor cannabis licensee training protocols and report back to Council on program compliance.

The items are 2F and 5B on Monday’s agenda.


Applicant

Address

License Categories

BL Commission Approval?
Building Permits Issued?
Open for Business?

Projected Opening
Aeon West Hollywood, Inc8448 Santa Monica BlvdAdult-Use, Medical, and Consumption (All)Yes; October 22, 2019YesNoSummer 2022
A.H.H.S. (Alternative Herbal Health Services)7828 Santa Monica BlvdLegacy MedicalYes; June 28, 2021n/aYesn/a
ASHE Society, LLC7740 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; February 1, 2022NoNoNot Known
CALMA Weho, LLC1155 N La Brea AvenueAdult-Use and DeliveryYes; August 13, 2019YesYesn/a
Door Number Six, LLC8228 Sunset BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; May 4, 2021NoNoNot Known

Essence Weho, LLC

n/a
Adult-Use, Consumption (All), DeliveryLicenses Lost (BLC approval not received)
No

No

n/a
Flore Flora, LLC (Original Cannabis Café)
1201 N La Brea Ave

Consumption (All)

Yes; July 16, 2019

Yes
Yes (Temp Closed due to COVID)
n/a
Valkyrie Retail, LLC (Villa Noble)
8001 Santa Monica Blvd

Consumption (All)
Yes; September 14,2021
No

No

Not Known
J&P Consulting (Monica’s House)8271 Santa Monica BlvdAdult-Use and Consumption (Edibles)Yes; September 25,2019YesNoSummer 2022
J&P Consulting (Monica’s House)8271 Santa Monica BlvdDeliveryYes; June 29, 2020YesNoSummer 2022
MedMen8208 Santa Monica BlvdLegacy MedicalYes; June 1, 2021n/aYesn/a
MedMenn/aConsumption (All)No (Waitlist letter received 2/8/22)NoNon/a
Melrose Collective Corporationn/aDeliveryNo (Waitlist letter received 2/8/22)NoNon/a
Muthatree, LLC7614-7626 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; October 12, 2021NoNoNot Known
Ovest, LLC (LA Patients and Caregivers)7213 Santa Monica BlvdAdult-UseYes; June 28, 2021n/aYesn/a
Ovest, LLC (LA Patients and Caregivers)7213 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; February 1, 2022NoNoNot Known

PDLP JV, LLC (Greenwolf)

8477-8493 Sunset Blvd
Adult-Use, Medical, Delivery, and Consumption (All)
Yes; January 12, 2021

No

No

Not Known

Pleasure Med, LLC

7715 Santa Monica Blvd
Adult-Use, Medical, Delivery, and Consumption (All)
Yes; July 16, 2019

Yes

No

Fall 2022
Sunday Goodsn/aDeliveryNo (Waitlist letter received 2/8/22)NoNon/a
The Antidote9091 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; February 1, 2022NoNoNot Known
The Artist Tree, LLC8625 Santa Monica BlvdAdult-Use, Medical, and DeliveryYes; August 13, 2019YesYesn/a
The Artist Tree, LLC8625 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; April 6, 2021YesNoSpring 2022
The Artist Tree, LLC8289 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (All)Yes; February 1, 2022NoNoNot Known
Vanguard Concepts, LLC (Chroma)8533 Sunset BlvdConsumption (All)Yes; February 1, 2022NoNoNot Known
Where Eagles Fly, LLC (The Fantom Flower)8811 Santa Monica BlvdConsumption (Edibles)Yes; September 14,2021NoNoNot Known
Zen Healing Collective8464 Santa Monica BlvdDeliveryYes; January 27, 2020n/aYesn/a
Zen Healing Collective8464 Santa Monica BlvdAdult-UseYes; March 15, 2022n/aNon/a

0 0 votes
Article Rating
About Brandon Garcia
Brandon Garcia is editor of WEHOville. He oversees the website's editorial direction and creates original content such as news reports, photo and video features, digital art work and advertisements. In 2019, he left his home on the South Texas/Mexico border to build a new life on the West Hollywood/Hollywood border. He loves California and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. @brandonontheborder on Instagram

View All Articles

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

24 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Risky Business
Risky Business
1 month ago

A giant commercial grab was attempted on the City of Pasadena not long ago. While on the oversight committee for the refurbishment of the Rose Bowl, the budget ran wild and one of the solutions proposed by South Pasadena resident, coincidentally Weho City Manager, to invite the NFL to utilize the stadium. Needless to say the residents wanted none of that.

Could the cannabis metropolis have come from a similar proposition while the city snoozed?

trackback

[…] to WEHOville, West Hollywood’s City Council staff members are currently considering the idea of holding […]

voter
voter
1 month ago

City Hall needs the drug money to fund the out-of-control salaries of City employees. I’m waiting for Horvath and Erickson to push selling heroin and cocaine to fill the city coffers.

Enough!
Enough!
1 month ago

When did the residents of this city ever vote to have cannabis have such a large footprint in our city? We voted for recreational use but not to turn our city into a pot Mecca! How do we stop these buffoons that are running our city?! People mentioned a recall. Maybe that’s the way to go. They certainly aren’t listening to the people.

Last edited 1 month ago by Enough!
Randy
Randy
1 month ago

Happy to see this. Bring them on. Seems like too many, but if there are too many, some will close, because of supply and demand.

Enough!
Enough!
1 month ago
Reply to  Randy

I don’t wanna have to put up with the impact they’ll have on our quality of life until some drop to the side.

Randy
Randy
1 month ago
Reply to  Enough!

We shall see what the impact will be.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Randy

yeah, it’s kinda like…do we let the Jeannie out of the bottle? Always harder to put back in once out. lol

James S
James S
1 month ago

I think this sounds great

Foxes in the Henhouse
Foxes in the Henhouse
1 month ago

This may sound like a radical perspective but is essence Weho City Staff, & City Manager & City Council appear to think as if they have a mandate similar to a Vladimir Putin. The residents do not appear to have a vote on these sweeping issues which are radically changing the city. Foxes in the Hen House to be sure while advocating for pet projects amplifying their political futures. Ms. Shyne has aspirations to the state assembly and Ms. Horvath to the BOS. Outrageous and happening under our cloiective noses.

:dpb
:dpb
1 month ago

COVID was very convenient for our city council. No in-person responsibility, no one allowed in city hall, cherry picking resident feedback at council meetings (all feedback had to be in writing, submitted prior to the council meeting and was vetted by the council – no disagreeing with the council). The cannabis map was changed by “clerks” without oversight (reported here in Wehoville) and approved by the council. Weho unionized the hotels without chamber of commerce or resident input or impact studies + they raised the minimum wage with no input from the business community, chamber of commerce or resident consideration… Read more »

Glenn
Glenn
1 month ago

I wanted to comment, but I just have to say that the 4 previous comments that I see have said it all.

carleton cronin
carleton cronin
1 month ago

I know we can complain about tobacco smoke – but are we allowed to complain about ganja smoke? A granddaughter is seriously allergic to it and cannot visit us when our neighbors party w/smoke coming over the wall from several users of marijuana. WE SEEM TO BE OUTNUMBERED.

voter
voter
1 month ago

I think the idiots at City Hall think this is a good thing. They lack the critical thinking skills to plan ahead or foresee obvious issues.

Enough!
Enough!
1 month ago
Reply to  voter

It seems they’re coming out with one radical crazy idea after another pushing it down our throats and turning our city into a Third World country.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 month ago

Unreal. No wonder people are moving to AZ, ID, TX etc. This state is currently winning the race to the bottom.

Zero Critical Thinking
Zero Critical Thinking
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

WeHo appears to be all about revenue without regard to the residents. City Staff, City Manager & 4 of 5 council members favor schemes that produce revenue and are oblivious to tangential and exponential effects. Zero critical thinking outside these individuals pet self promotional projects. It’s our own local domestic war zone when one layers in the crime.

:dpb
:dpb
1 month ago

Indeed, you are so correct.

Risky Business
Risky Business
1 month ago
Reply to  :dpb

It’s possible that the master plan for most of this was designed by the former city manager. Then came the interesting timing of the pandemic, retirement and remaining less able staff clinging to the plan with little ability to change it. Overly generous salaries and benefits cover up many “clerk” errors and word salad explanations that rarely make sense.

Weho is its own reality show but it’s not entertaining in the least.

Stevie
Stevie
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Winning? More like won, even Gruesome Newsom declared LA a 3rd World country.

Enough!
Enough!
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Yup.

:dpb
:dpb
1 month ago

Really? Really? West Hollywood will spend money on this but not increasing sheriff deputies on the street. This is trouble just waiting to happen. This city government is a frickin’ joke.

Randy
Randy
1 month ago
Reply to  :dpb

How I are they spending money on this? Please explain. Aren’t they making money, from permits and sales tax?

Click to Hide Advanced Floating Content

0
0
votes
Article Rating
24
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x