Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday held a “Cannabis Kickoff” to welcome those in the industry to a city where marijuana dispensaries may now conduct business legally and potentially bolster membership in a new business sector.
“As you consider setting up your business in the beautiful city of Costa Mesa, please consider joining us,” chamber president and chief executive Carla Valenzuela said in the virtual meeting. “We’re so looking forward to the possibility of our working together.”
The meeting followed on the heels of a Tuesday night city council meeting, during which lawmakers gave final approval of ordinances regulating retail cannabis sales and delivery. With a legal framework in place, business owners may apply for licenses and permits after a 30-day period.
Wednesday, June 16th, join us for the Cannabis Industry Partnership Kickoff via zoom at 4pm! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of becoming a chamber member! pic.twitter.com/tG650ziVS8
— Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce (@CM_Chamber) June 14, 2021
Chamber leaders were keen to point out the many advantages of membership, including letters of recommendation that may aid cannabis operators in the city’s application process.
Tom Johnson, president emeritus for the chamber and a