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SCSQUARED halfBy Eric Heinz 

In order to make the deadline to regulate medical marijuana in its own capacity, the San Clemente Planning Commission approved a resolution for the City Council to approve a zoning amendment that would ban the cultivation and sales of medical marijuana within the city of San Clemente.

The resolution was approved 6-1 at the Dec. 16 Planning Commission meeting.

The new zone would encompass all San Clemente areas and prohibit cultivation, sales and other medical marijuana uses.

The city has until March 21 to adopt its own ordinance to regulate medical marijuana retailers. After that, the state’s laws will be the regulatory code for the city. The zoning ban on medical marijuana facilities is on the Tuesday, Jan. 5, City Council meeting agenda.

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  • What’s up with the no medical marijuana in SC?

  • San Clemente has always been regressive and behind the times…….. it goes hand in hand with the R’s.

  • Once again our City Council exhibits it’s out of touch with reality, unrealistic bias against our city’s tax-paying medical cannabis consumers despite the fact there has been numerous delivery services located in San Clemente listed on Weedmaps for over 5 years and 1 (that I know of) brick and mortar dispensary located in the downtown area since 2008, they instead of following state law since 1996 when Prop 215 was passed by a large majority of California Voters continue to behave like children that have not gotten their way by NOT coming up with proper zoning for this widely accepted medical herb that UNLIKE the alcohol and prescription they themselves consume, has NEVER in the history of medicine EVER caused a overdose fatality. They are just fine with drunks screaming in the streets each and every morning at 2 am when the bars close, the sales of guns, ammo and body armor that lead to Citizens being gunned down on our streets as that Woman was on Del Mar last year. Crack pipes and porn are also cool with this group of backwards thinking so-called “Leaders” of our fair city. While history will judge harshly these dinosaurs of public policy, that does little to help the sick Patients that currently have limited local options to get the life saving medicine they need and our city’s treasury is robbed of much needed tax revenue that other local cities are collecting. It is past time for our City Council to get with the 21st century, stop flouting State law and do what needs to be done for San Clemente residents to have safe, local access to medical cannabis.

  • Way to go city council. Great job alienating vets w/ PTSD, cancer patients, and responsible adults. See you at the next elections when we vote you out.

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