Paso Robles council trying to ward off marijuana businesses

October 6, 2016

med potWith marijuana legalization likely to pass on the November ballot, Paso Robles officials are trying to preempt a pot rush in the North County city. The city council finalized an ordinance Tuesday that will, by in large, prohibit marijuana businesses from operating in Paso Robles.

If Proposition 64 passes, medical marijuana delivery services will be the only pot businesses permitted to operate in Paso Robles. Brick and mortar marijuana stores and dispensaries will be banned, as will be cultivation, transportation and manufacturing of marijuana for commercial purposes.

Mobile medical marijuana dispensaries are already tolerated under current city codes. Delivery services must obtain permitting, though.

The new Paso Robles ordinance will also ban outdoor cultivation of cannabis. If the ballot initiative passes, the city will only allow growers to cultivate plants inside an accessory structure on a private residence.

Prop. 64 calls for legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. The ballot measure would allow cities and counties to effectively ban marijuana businesses by restricting where they can be located. The initiative would also allow local governments to ban outdoor cultivation. But, under Prop. 64, individuals are allowed to grow up to six plants inside their homes.

Paso Robles’ marijuana ordinance will take effect early next month, prior to the Nov. 8 election.


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sbjcl

The black marketers and bootleggers continue to thrive. They are celebrating as the sip their grape juice.


Ted Slanders

How about this spin instead?


With hard liquor and wine legalization in bars, stores, and restaurants, Paso Robles officials are trying to preempt any more establishments from being built that includes hard liquor and wine for the safety of it’s citizens, one example of which is driving under the influence of being intoxicated by hard liquor and wine with the subsequent safety concerns. The city council finalized an ordinance Tuesday that will, by in large, prohibit any further liquor licenses from being issued in Paso Robles.


If Proposition 64 passes, hard liquor and wine delivery services will be the only liquor businesses permitted to operate in Paso Robles. Brick and mortar liquor stores, bars, and restaurants will be banned, as well as the making of your own hard liquor or wine.


Mobile medical hard liquor and wine dispensaries, for medicinal purposes only, *cough,* are already tolerated under current city codes. Delivery services must obtain permitting, though.


The new Paso Robles ordinance will also ban outdoor cultivation of any ingredients for making your own hard liquor and/or grapes. If the ballot initiative passes, the city will only allow growers to cultivate their ingredients for making hard liquor or wine inside an accessory structure on a private residence.


Prop. 64 calls for legalizing of hard liquor and wine for recreational purposes. The ballot measure would allow cities and counties to effectively ban hard liquor and/or wine businesses by restricting where they can be located. The initiative would also allow local governments to ban outdoor cultivation of hard liquor ingredients and grapes. But, under Prop. 64, individuals are allowed to grow up to six plants of their choice for hard liquor or wine inside their homes.


Paso Robles’ hard liquor and wine ordinance will take effect early next month, prior to the Nov. 8 election.


ironyman2000

stretching sarcasm to the silly limit. get a freaking life, dude.


whatdouno

Pass Robles is afraid that the wine snobs; who are encouraged to come here for the recreational drug of alcohol, will be offended by marijuana use. They are afraid of the appearance of “blight” caused by anything that doesn’t uphold the “royalty” of the wine industry.

Hypocrites and Hitlers


ironyman2000

Nothing Hitlerian, nothing hypocritical, just a bit tight-a**ed. I enjoy wine and I like pot. Don’t be such a reactionary goofball.


BeenThereDoneThat

Amen


Pelican1

Smoke a little weed..drink a little wine and everything will be fine. It will come with time, but the grape growers will realize the the $$$$$ potential of growing and promoting both….not fighting it.


Jorge Estrada

Paso Rollbliss is a fitting name and generous.


jimmy_me

Short sighted government leaders. Here’s a business idea for someone out there: charge a nominal fee to bus people to an actual brick-and-mortar dispensary. Just like Grover Beach, the rules will change once the loss of potential tax revenue is noted by the bean counters.


ConfedOfDunces

Dear Paso Robles City Council – Thank you for tolerating marijuana delivery. Now, why don’t you tally the local vote before you push your personal agendas on our city? You are likely preempting the wishes of your constituents.


LAWMAN1

How many fatalities related to driving stoned compared to driving under the influence of Alcohol? I have been on the fence regarding this issue for years but after personally seeing what it can do medically, I would rather see marijuana then heroin or all the pain pills these doctors are handing out like candy…


ccmom

Ding, ding, ding, ding!!! EXACTLY!


SLOBIRD

Maybe not fatalities but certainly more accidents. Auto Insurance in Washington State is escalating do to the increase in accidents since the passage of marijuana. Great, another think to look forward to.


UncleCharlie

The death spasms of the prohibition, toss em’ in prison crowd.


They might as well outlaw bad weather while they’re at it.


It doesn’t matter what they do or say. It literally doesn’t matter.


Ben Daho

When are “WE THE PEOPLE” going to be heard? It’s absolutely disgusting that the will of the people is over ridden. Constant.


There are over 200 wineries, but, Pot? oh, we can’t have that. It might give us a buzz.