Nevada City picks Elevation 2477 to run its first medical cannabis dispensary

The Nevada City Council on Wednesday night chose Elevation 2477 to operate its first medical cannabis dispensary at 569 Searls Avenue.

Elevation 2477 scored the highest in a city ranking (see below), although Growing Community generated the most letters and comments of local support, including longtime local residents, prominent members of SYRCL, and the Briarpatch Co-op. Nevada County Wellness was the third applicant.

“I urge the Nevada City Council to provide its first dispensary license to the group Elevation 2477,”  said Amigo Bob Cantisano, a well-respected organic farmer in the state and North San Juan resident. “The people organizing Elevation 2477 have the experience and commitment to attain success, with highest integrity.”

The group includes Daniel Batchelor, Christina Rosmarin, and Jonathan Hogander.

In a letter, Robinson Enterprises had objected to Growing Community’s proposed location on Lower Grass Valley Road.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on “Nevada City picks Elevation 2477 to run its first medical cannabis dispensary”

  1. Congratulations to all applicants for excellent presentations. What a tough decision for the NCCC.
    In the wake of the council to select Elevation 2477 as Nevada City’s dispensary, I would encourage Growing Community and NC Wellness to consider the ancillary branches of the medical cannabis industry and look for a way to open a processing, testing and research facility. There is a secure campus in Nevada City wand other spaces in the county that might work for such a purpose.
    Hiring trained processors and using the latest machine trimming technology would discourage the annual influx of gypsy trimmers and create an economy for our own local workers.
    Testing is expensive, along with every other thing about operating a dispensary, so keeping that process local makes good financial sense.
    Medical research into the decoding of specific terpenes for edible medicines is expanding rapidly.
    There is science to be explored and laboratories to develop.
    The growing facilities need the influence of non-profits like SYCRL, Sierra Streams and other land protection groups. Hoop houses are interfering with local rural quality of life as they are popping up near homes, not always run properly, and making folks who live here for the tranquility miserable. The issue of proper greenhouse, growing practices with regard to land use is critical and needs responsible innovation.
    There are still vistas to conquer in this industry and people to make well and a dispensary is only a very small part of that effort.

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