Marin supervisors will consider banning non-medical cannabis sales in unincorporated areas of the county on Tuesday morning, while an advisory panel will conduct a separate hearing that evening on applications for medical marijuana dispensaries.
The ban on recreational cannabis, which California voters legalized in November, has been recommended by the county’s Community Development Agency to give the county time to chart its next move before the state begins issuing licenses for non-medical dispensaries after Jan. 1, 2018.
After the November vote, the city councils in San Rafael and Novato enacted moratoriums prohibiting outdoor cultivation of cannabis for recreational use and regulating indoor growing. Under Proposition 64, people 21 or older are allowed to grow up to six plants within a private residence, as long as the area is locked and not visible from a public place.
Tom Lai, assistant director of the county Community Development Agency, said the county’s ordinance would be similar to those moratoria.
“The fact that we’re structuring it as a permanent ban does not foreclose the ability for the board to rescind the ban,” Lai said. Full Story HERE
Editor's Note: I voted against Prop 64 but favor legalization of marijuana. I don't endorse marijuana use but object to setting up layers of government oversight and taxation on a plant. Marin county wants its cut of the profits so it will make it difficult to obtain legal pot. This only provides incentive to black market pot. See this article.