Rocklin City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
The Rocklin City Council on Tuesday voted to enact a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, the Sacramento Bee reports (Minugh, Sacramento Bee, 7/14). The Rocklin City Planning Commission last week recommended a permanent ban on such establishments, after the city council in June voted 5-0 to ban medical marijuana dispensaries temporarily (California Healthline, 7/9). According to the Bee, most council members "expressed support" for people who use medical marijuana but said that no "demonstrated need" exists for a medical marijuana dispensary in Rocklin, citing the proximity of a dispensary in Roseville. The temporary ban, which was set to expire in July, was extended until the permanent ban takes effect in August, the Bee reports (Sacramento Bee, 7/14). Rocklin is the first city in California to ban medical marijuana dispensaries (California Healthline, 7/9).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.