A week after voting against extending a marijuana resolution that allowed 31 cannabis cultivation sites to operate without land use permits, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reconsider their decision. [Cal Coast Times]
Of the 43 people who spoke in favor of extending the abeyance resolution, the vast majority were business affiliates or employees of local marijuana moguls Helios Dayspring and Brett Vapnek. Because of multiple violations for failing to comply with county regulations, Dayspring has been unable to finalize multiple permits.
For years, under the names Perennial Wellness or Nipomo Ag, Vapnek has grown marijuana at 662 Eucalyptus Road, and also illegally processed pot at a nearby property, according to the state.
On March 13, state investigators served a criminal search warrant at 887 Mesa Road in Nipomo, and discovered Vapnek was processing marijuana grown illegally at another site, according to the the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Less than a month later, the county shut down the CFAM Management marijuana cultivation at 887 Mesa Road because of the illegal activities. Even so, county staff continued to allow Vapnek to cultivate marijuana at 662 Eucalyptus Road under the abeyance resolution.
Published: December 18, 2019
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