San Joaquin County Approves Motion to Develop Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

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On Aug. 8, 2017, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved a motion for the San Joaquin County Counsel to draft an ordinance to regulate commercial cannabis businesses in the county.

“We do have multitudes of dispensaries in our cities and it is here. I think we should engage, we should have some designated revenue,” explained Supervisor Tom Patti, who proposed the measure, during the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisors Katherine Miller and Miguel Villapudua voted in support of Patti’s measure and Supervisors Chuck Winn and Bob Elliott voted against it, as reported by KXTV.

According to the Lodi News-Sentinel, San Joaquin County Counsel has until November to present its draft ordinance for commercial cannabis business; in the meantime, the county’s ban on commercial cannabis businesses will remain in effect.

Caroline Cahill is the Managing Editor of MJINews. She earned her BA in Communications from College of Charleston and her MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has previously worked in higher education, development and radio. You can follow her on Twitter @CtheresaC.

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