San Diego Acting Mayor Says City Will Enforce Laws Preventing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
On Thursday, San Diego Acting Mayor Todd Gloria (D) announced that his office will enforce the city's zoning laws preventing the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. Bob Filner (D) -- who recently resigned as the city's major -- in January had instructed police and prosecutors not to take action against the dispensaries while he sought to develop more lax regulations for medical marijuana sellers. Gloria said that he also will seek to develop a new medical marijuana ordinance but that dispensaries cannot ignore current zoning laws.
- "San Diego Acting Mayor Says Prosecute Pot Shops" (AP/U-T San Diego, 9/12).