The end date has been set for medical cannabis sales within Kern County.
On Monday, the Kern County Board of Supervisors denied all final appeals of the eight remaining medical marijuana dispensaries, leaving May 24 as the unquestionable date at which legal cannabis can be sold within the county.
Supervisors had met three times previously to hear the appeals of a total of 18 dispensaries that wanted to stay open past the May 24 date by which county officials had determined cannabis sales must cease.
None of the dispensaries that came before supervisors had been granted extensions to their closing date.
Eight dispensaries decided to withdraw after the appeal of the first dispensary that came before the board in February was not only denied, but supervisors…