SLO considering ban on pot delivery services

May 5, 2014

medical marijuan rxThe San Luis Obispo City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday afternoon in which it will consider a ban on medical marijuana delivery services.

Last year, the city received several complaints about a medical marijuana growing operation in the backyard of a San Luis Obispo home. Neighbors complained of foul orders and pointed out that the backyard grow was located next to a day care center and three blocks away from a school.

In response, city staff crafted an ordinance banning outdoor cultivation of marijuana. But, the proposed ordinance would also ban the operation of medical marijuana delivery services within the city. Only delivery men who distribute to a maximum of two patients would receive exemptions.

The council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday for the first reading of the ordinance.

The proposed outdoor grow ban comes at a time when the state of California is adopting an approach of regulating marijuana cultivation to mitigate environmental damage. Governor Jerry Brown has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to develop a program regulating waste discharges from grow sites that can impact water and soil quality, as well as wildlife habitats.

Local water boards are now working with the state board to implement the program.


31 Comments

  1. standup says:

    Typical knee jerk reaction by a bunch of losers. To force people into the black market or three hours away to get medicine is just plain I humane. If these losers vote this in, take it to a vote to shut their mouths.

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  2. diamond says:

    So, people who have a legitimate need for medical marijuana, like cancer patients, should have to get into their cars and drive for hours, while ill, to find a dispensary? Great idea! Lets just go back to buying it from the kid in the neighborhood instead of a secure and professional dispensary. Common politicians, get back to business as usual, giving yourselves raises while raising our taxes.

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  3. willieslo says:

    The ITaste (Vegetable oil) Vaporizer is illegal to use in a public place.
    Prescription Medical Marijuana (NOT ILLEGAL MARIJUANA) is going to be essentially non accessible to patients.

    WHY!

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  4. willieslo says:

    “But, the proposed ordinance “”would also ban the operation of medical marijuana delivery services”” within the city.”
    (I DON’T SEE THE NEXUS TO THIS)
    Only delivery men who distribute to “a maximum of two patients” would receive exemptions.
    (NO ONE WILL DELIVER TO ONLY TWO PEOPLE)
    (THIS IS HOW SLY THE GOVERNMENT OPERATES, USE 10% TRUTH & HIT YOU WITH A 90% MONKEY WRENCH)

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