As the City of Lompoc approves more cannabis businesses, the city’s first dispensary welcomes the competition.
David McFarlane, owner of Leaf Dispensary on W. Ocean Ave., says his business is running smoothly since the shop opened in January.
So far, the city has approved a total of 13 commercial cannabis license applications.
“Personally, I believe competition is good for business,” McFarlane said. “I’ve been in business a long time and I think the strong will survive and we’ll just see how that goes.”
There are several more steps the recreational marijuana shops need to take before they can open up shop, including additional permits and state requirements that must be met.