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Long Beach's Pot Shop Lottery Leaves 11 Collectives Burned

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Where will collectives be permitted to operate in Long Beach? (Graphic via Daily Breeze)
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Long Beach's City Council held a lottery yesterday to determine which proposed marijuana collectives can move forward in the permitting process, according to the Daily Breeze.11 shops found themselves out of the running, however, because of an ordinance that stipulates that "collectives aren't allowed to be within 1,000 feet of each other." For 25, that wasn't an issue, however it meant elimination for 11 of the remaining 18 applying for the new permits. Those 11 collectives will now be forced to close down. They also lost out on the nearly $15,000 they put down as their non-refundable application fee.

With the 32 collectives awarded permits, Long Beach has reached their capacity for locations for now, and no more may open "until the city starts a new permit application period, which has yet to be determined."