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Desert Hot Springs City Council OKs medical marijuana facility

By Corinne S Kennedy | Published: July 7, 2016

The vacant lot at the southwest corner of San Jacinto Lane and Cabot Road in Desert Hot Springs will soon be home to a new medical marijuana cultivation facility.

The Desert Hot Springs City Council unanimously approved the development of the new cultivation facility by Black Pepper Ventures at a City Council meeting Wednesday. There was no opposition from any council members or residents.

The facility, which will be on a “piece of dirt and some sand,” according to Aaron Herzberg, partner and general counsel for Black Pepper Industries, will be approximately 40,440 square feet, with 31,100 square feet dedicated to cultivation.

Herzberg thanked the council for being on “the forefront” of medicinal cannabis cultivation.

“We’re putting a state-of-the art cultivation facility there,” Herzberg said. “We believe this is truly a win-win for the city.”

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