CALIFORNIA: Solano County has come up with a list of potential locations in rural areas for medical marijuana dispensaries, from Mankas Corner in Suisun Valley to remote Birds Landing.
Those are simply sites that because of their commercial zoning could possibly have a dispensary. It’s up to the Solano County Board of Supervisors whether to allow dispensaries in the unincorporated county at all, and if so, where.
Supervisors will discuss the issue when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Government Center, 675 Texas St. They are not scheduled to vote on a law until 2014, after public outreach. That law would affect only the county’s rural areas, not what happens in the county’s seven cities.
The Board of Supervisors for several years has passed temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries as the courts sorted out various issues statewide. County planning officials on July 30 brought before the board a proposed ban without a sunset date.
But a majority of supervisors, citing state voter approval in 1996 of Proposition 215 allowing medical marijuana dispensaries, declined to vote for that proposed ban. Instead, they voted for a one-year ban while they explored a framework for possibly allowing some dispensaries.
Solano County planning officials looked at commercial areas in the unincorporated county, but disqualified areas within a certain distance of churches, day care center and schools.