Dublin OKs Local Control Ban on Medical Marijuana

The Dublin City Council passed a new ordinance reaffirming its prohibition of medical marijuana dispensaries, and adding cultivation and delivery to patients.

On a vote of 4-0, with Mayor David Haubert absent in Washington at the Mayors Conference, the council said the action was desirable for retention of local control concerning marijuana regulation.

The city faced a deadline of March 1 to act. Otherwise, the state would become the sole regulatory authority on medical marijuana in the future.

With local control, the city will have the flexibility to decide for itself whether it wants to legalize any or all of the three categories: cultivation, delivery, or medical dispensary.

The council heard from only one speaker, Adam Pine of Sunol. He said that he works with medical cannabis. Pine told the council he supports local control. With more information available on medical marijuana than years ago, “I know local government has a deeper understanding of local needs versus state licensing. I’m with you on that,” he said.

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