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Wed Jan 6 2010 (Updated 01/08/10)
New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Likely at Santa Cruz City Council Meeting
Wed Jan 6 2010 (Updated 01/08/10)
City of Santa Cruz Looks to Ban New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
The Santa Cruz Planning Commission passed a new medical marijuana dispensary ban recommendation in mid-November, essentially rubber-stamping the staff's proposal. It mirrors the 'Reefer Madness' hysteria of other cities, eager to demonize and limit marijuana sales.

A local attorney interested in supporting a small medical marijuana dispensing service advised Robert Norse that the Planning Commission and City Council planned to put the new medical marijuana dispensary ban on the first agenda of the New Year (Jan. 12). However, the City Council agenda, released January 7th, indicates that the dispensary ban will not be on the agenda. The dispensary ban might be placed on the January 26th agenda, but it is not clear at this point. Read more

Previous coverage: Planning Commission Hearing May Seal Fate of New Medical Marijuana Clubs in Santa Cruz | Prohibition on New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passed by Santa Cruz City Council
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