Sonora Moves Closer to Approving Retail Dispensaries

The Sonora City Council has voted to move forward with an ordinance that would expand its three medicinal weed permits and allow for recreational sales. The 4-1 vote went against the recommendation of the city’s Planning Commission.

The ordinance will undergo a second reading on November 16. If it passes, cannabis businesses would still have to adhere to a buffer zone. Dispensaries could not operate within 600 feet of sensitive sites like schools or churches.

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