El Centro residents speak their minds about commercial cannabis

El Centro City Council member Tomás Oliva listens to a comment from a community member in attendance during a commercial cannabis community workshop on Tuesday at the Council Chambers in El Centro. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

EL CENTRO — With the City Council here now considering the possibility of adopting an ordinance that would allow for commercial cannabis sites to operate within the city, the public gathered Tuesday to voice their opinions or concerns.

The Commercial Cannabis Community Workshop drew a crowd that outsized the available seating at the El Centro Council Chambers.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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Victor Zazueta

The New York Times posted this DEA database to show opioid distribution by county in the United States. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/dea-pain-pill-database/ Find the data for where you live

• From 2006 to 2012 there were 23,887,210 prescription pain pills, enough for 20 pills per person per year, supplied to Imperial County, Calif.

•6,418,620 of the pills were distributed by McKesson Corporation and 9,708,300 were manufactured by SpecGx LLC.

•WALGREEN CO., EL CENTRO pharmacy received the highest number of pills. See a map of pharmacies in Imperial County, Calif.

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