It’s unclear where the Sai Center is now doing its cannabis dispensing, since it is under court order not to do so at the Ninth Street location and can’t do commercial business out of a residential home.
Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor ARCATA – The four-dimensional hall of mirrors that comprises U.S. cannabis law has gained some fresh, Arcata-style mutations. Steven Gasparas’ Sai Center dispensary is in its second month of operation without a use permit at Ninth and I streets in defiance of the City. Most recently, the self-described “pirate” of…
“Perhaps you can violate my rights more than you already have,” Gasparas said. “If you continue with it, you’re on notice.”
“That is absolutely a violation and we intend to work with police and the city attorney to make sure he doesn’t operate without a permit,” said Community Development Director Larry Oetker.
Under Land Use Code standards adopted in December, 2008, all of Arcata’s cannabis centers must obtain CUPs. Doing so requires that each dispensary create a detailed operations manual describing many facets of the business’s operations, including security, employee and patient screening, inventory control, cannabis sourcing and distribution, waste management and more. It has been an open question as to whether some of the centers are capable of generating such a document.