Redding will become the second city in Shasta County to allow wholesale production and retail sales of cannabis. But that decision came after a long and emotionally-charged city council meeting Tuesday night. After nearly two hours of debate the council passed the ordinance 4-1. Only council member Brent Weaver was opposed. Under the ordinance, up to 10 retail stores can open in redding. outdoor growing will be banned. a proposed tax on the sale of cannabis will be taken up by the council in November.
The Redding City Council killed a proposed half cent sales tax measure that would have gone to public safety. A unanimous vote was required to put it on the ballot in June. It failed 4-1 with Adam McElvain voting no. It still may make it to the ballot if a private party can gather enough signatures on a petition.