Press Release

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Moratorium

On October 16, 2012, staff will present the City Council with an interim urgency ordinance to extend the moratorium for an additional one year, together with a staff report recommending that the City Council adopt the extension.
Based on their analysis, staff will recommend that the City Council extend the urgency ordinance as allowed by Government Code Section 65858 for an additional period of one year.
Over the next year, City staff will continue the process of evaluating relevant legal issues and developing guidance for legally appropriate regulation.  there is currently considerable uncertainly regarding the legality of dispensaries and the scope of federal and state preemption with respect to local regulation of medical cannabis.