No-grow vote in National City

On January 5, National City officials, residents, and activists had a meeting to consider cannabis cultivation rules within city limits.

If cities haven’t established their own rules by March 1, a new law will make the state’s cannabis cultivation rules the default. State law currently allows medical marijuana users and their caregivers to grow cannabis at home.

The National City Planning Commission had recommended the city allow residents to grow cannabis for personal use along the lines of the City of San Diego, but the council unanimously voted against allowing any cultivation.

“People got the idea that the planning commission was a policy-making board, and they are not,” mayor Ron Morrison said. He also criticized the city’s chamber of commerce, saying the group sounded like a paid advocate for cannabis cultivation.

All but one of the six registered public speakers (seven actually spoke) opposed

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