As cities rush to restrict medical marijuana before a March 1 state deadline, it turns out there’s no hurry. The date was an error. An emergency bill to strike the deadline should reach the governor this month, giving cities more time to draft their rules.
According to a press release from assemblyman Jim Wood, who adopted the bill, the current deadline is “not nearly enough time” for jurisdictions to study the industry and write good policy.
What had cities hustling is a new law, the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, that gives cities a deadline to draft their own rules on delivery and cultivation — or be subject to the state’s pot policy. Those rules are still being shaped, but cities, fearing they’ll be too lax, jumped.
Coronado, for one, declined to consider delivery rules in December when it passed
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