Costa Mesa’s cannabis businesses are asking the city to lower its tax on their operations and allow for home delivery to help them be more competitive.

The City Council recently formed an ad hoc committee to study the request and the city’s regulations related to the industry in Costa Mesa.

Mayor Katrina Foley said the committee, which will include herself and councilmen John Stephens and Manuel Chavez, will meet beginning in January with the plan to have recommendations ready for the entire council to consider by the end of spring. The timing is intended to leave room to get an item on the November ballot if necessary.

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