Rocklin City Planning Commission Recommends Permanent Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
The Rocklin City Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended a permanent ban on commercial medical marijuana dispensaries, saying that the city has no need for "this type of land use," the Sacramento Bee reports (Morita, Sacramento Bee, 7/8). In June, the Rocklin City Council in an emergency session voted 5-0 to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The ban, which took effect immediately, lasts for 45 days. A permanent ban could make the city the first in the state to prohibit such establishments (California Healthline, 6/21). On Tuesday, the planning commission voted to amend the temporary ordinance to extend the ban to medical marijuana dispensaries in all land-use zones. The city council will meet on Tuesday to consider a permanent ban (Sacramento Bee, 7/8).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.