East County News Service
March 13, 2016 (San Diego) – Supervisors will hear a report with options for enacting a moratorium banning future medical marijuana collective facilities on Wednesday, March 16th.
In February, nine speakers addressed Supervisors during public comment with concerns over marijuana dispensaries. The Supervisors asked the Chief Administration Officer to craft options now available for regulating medical marijuana collectives in light of “a recent California Supreme Court decision that allows local municipalities to ban marijuana facilities, newly adopted State laws pertaining to medical marijuana, and ballot initiatives slated for the November ballot,” according to the agenda.
An interim urgency ordinance to enact a moratorium is one option that the board could adopt, the Chief Administration Officer advises. It could “prohibit to the extent allowed by law the ability for new medical marijuana collective facilities to be established.”
The Supervisors’ meeting begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday and the marijuana measure is third on the agenda.
The County has just one legally licensed medical marijuana clinic, near Gillespie Field in unincorporated El Cajon. Proposals for several more are pending.