National City’s Planning Commission Puts Kibosh on Weed Proposal

A proposal to allow retail marijuana sales, distribution, cultivation, and manufacturing of medical marijuana in National City has hit a snag. On March 15, the Planning Commission voted to deny the necessary amendments to the city code. It says more information is needed.

National City began drafting an ordinance to legalize commercial cannabis more than a year ago. It would allow up to six businesses within city limits and allow cannabis lounges — a first in San Diego County.

“Attorney Jennifer Gilman said National City's ordinance will have to be brought into compliance with city and state regulations and again come before the planning Commission, but commissioners could choose one of three options on the city-initiated land use amendment: approve, deny or continue the item,” the San Diego Reader reports.

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