Atascadero prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries
April 14, 2010
The Atascadero City Council unanimously voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their city at last night’s council meeting. [KSBY]
City Attorney Brian Pierik made the recommendation to prohibit medical cannabis dispensaries. Pierik said dispensaries would bring problems such as loitering and increased crime and that federal laws prohibit the facilities.
Last night was the second time the council discussed the ordinance slated to ban legal sales of marijuana in the city permanently.
The ban goes into effect in 30 days.