Oceano medical marijuana co-op proposed
July 21, 2011
The fight over medical marijuana is headed back to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors within the next few months.[Tribune]
The owner of a medical marijuana collective in Goshen applied in May to open a similar shop in Oceano. Tammy Murray, a Grover Beach resident, plans to have the marijuana provided on a consignment basis by farmers.
Four years ago, county supervisors voted to allow medical marijuana facilities in the county. To date, they have rejected all applications.
In 2008, the board rejected an application for a Templeton medical marijuana co-op. Last year, county supervisors shot down a proposal for a Nipomo dispensary.
A dispensary in Morro Bay, approved by the city council, opened in 2006 and was closed about a year later after sheriff’s and federal Drug Enforcement Administration officials raided it and arrested the owner claiming state and federal violations.
Murray’s application will be heard in several months, either at a planning department hearing — at which a staff member would consider approval — or before the Planning Commission, the Tribune said.