San Diego Repeals Highly Restrictive Medical Marijuana Ordinance. The Ban IS Over!
On April 12, 2011 the San Diego City Council passed an ordinance that would have forced all currently operating medical cannabis collectives in the city to close their doors. Only a couple collectives would have been allowed to open after they came into compliance with one of the most restrictive ordinances in the state and the most restrictive zoning and operational requirements imposed on a business in the City of San Diego.
Before the ordinance took effect as law, medical marijuana advocates Patient Care Association (www.pcaca.org) and California Cannabis Coalition (www.californiacannabiscoalition.org) successfully gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on the ordinance. The signatures were submitted to the City Clerk for verification and on July 18 the community received confirmation that the signatures were valid.
Today July 25, the city council met and listened to 56 speakers. Because of the referendum they had 3 choices
1. Repeal the ordinance.
2. Send it to general election which would cost 1 million
3. Do nothing and a special election will be called at a cost of 3 million.
The San Diego City Council then voted to repeal the highly restrictive ordinance.
This is a perfect example of what we can do as a community! You made the difference San Diego!
From the California Cannabis Coalition