The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved cannabis retail outlets in the unincorporated Riverside County communities of Bermuda Dunes and Highgrove, though Supervisor Karen Spiegel warned no additional marijuana shops will be approved in the latter for the remainder of her term as board chair.
“No more after this,” Spiegel told representatives of the Department of Planning regarding Cheapest Hydro’s outlet near La Cadena Drive and Center Street. “It’s getting a little high (in number). I have a commitment to do what’s best, and this is the last one.”
Cheapest Hydro’s 13,559-square-foot facility will be the fifth cannabis outlet in Highgrove permitted by the board in the last year. The location has been specifically zoned for cannabis retail and manufacturing operations.
The proposal ran into opposition from members of the Highgrove Municipal Advisory Council because of the cluster of dispensaries already present, and because it would be visible to school children using a pedestrian bridge in the area.