Police Meet With Pot Shop Operators

The Redding Police Department has invited owners and operators of medical marijuana dispensaries to an informational meeting on Wednesday to discuss new regulations approved by the City Council.

The new rules require medical marijuana collectives/cooperatives to register with the police department, and will allow police to check business records to make sure marijuana is being sold only to those with the proper medical paperwork.

At the 3 p.m. Wednesday meeting at police headquarters, the city will distribute application packages for the newly required business permit process. For more information, call RPD at 225-4211.

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