Ventura has a new timeline to bring up to 15 cannabis businesses to the city.
The city announced on Friday it was pushing back its window for businesses to apply for a cannabis permit to June 28-Aug. 11.
The city did not want to hold an application kick-off meeting, originally set for May 19, or the launch of the permit program prior to a council update later this month, said Ventura spokeswoman Heather Sumagaysay.
Last week, the council did adopt a resolution authorizing two application periods — one for coastal businesses and one for inland — for a commercial cannabis program with a maximum of 15 businesses.
The first application period, scheduled to start June 28, is for non-coastal zone applicants. The second application period would begin after the California Coastal Commission gives its approval, which is expected before the end of the year.