ARVIN, Calif. - UPDATE (Nov. 21, 7:34 p.m.): Arvin City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to allow commercial cannabis cultivation in the city.
The ordinance allows for up to 1,350,000 square feet of indoor commercial marijuana cultivation. Dispensaries and the sale of marijuana remain banned in Arvin, and growers can only sell their products to distributors.
The vote comes as Arvin works to recover from a $1.8 million budget deficit.
Opponents argued the move was in the interest of revenue rather than family values. Proponents argued for the medical benefits of marijuana and its legality statewide.