Recreational cannabis sales in Sonora could begin this week; second dispensary moving forward – Union Democrat

Sonora’s only operating cannabis dispensary is planning to begin recreational adult-use sales next week followed by a move to a new location in June, while a second shop is moving forward with plans to open sometime in the near future.

Hazy Bulldog Farms at 1243 Mono Way, the city’s only cannabis dispensary currently operating, was approved by the Sonora Planning Commission on Monday night to move into a building a couple of doors down at 1201 Mono Way.

The commission also approved a use permit for a future dispensary currently dubbed as the Bract House to operate out of a building at 10 Calaveras St. near the former Tuolumne General Hospital that previously operated as a machine shop and foundry in the early 1900s.

Raphael “Ralph” Calderon, of Valley Springs, is part of the Bract House LLC that’s behind the future dispensary. He moved to the area in 2014 from Florida and owns several cannabis businesses in Calaveras County and Northern California.

Kim Campbell, community development specialist for the city, said the commission was unanimous in approving Hazy Bulldog’s relocation, but voted 4-1 to approve the Bract House’s plans. She said Commissioner Peter Ghiorso was the only one opposed.

Jeff Muzio, owner of Hazy

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