Fullerton City Council reverses decision on marijuana dispensaries

I recently applauded the Fullerton City Council for its brave vote to “consider regulating zoning for medical-marijuana dispensaries.” Alas, the “panel, in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night, reversed its decision and banned the establishment of any such dispensaries,” according to the O.C. Register.

Here are a few excerpts from the O. C. Register’s article:

Previous dispensary supporter, Mayor Sharon Quirk, said after meeting with Police Chief Pat McKinley she had a better understanding of the enforcement, criminal and financial pressures that would be placed upon the city.

Councilman Shawn Nelson, who originally saw the item as a zoning issue, said it would be impossible for the city to deal with the legal issues. Councilmen Don Bankhead and Richard Jones reiterated their support for a total ban.

But Pam Keller stood by her original belief that there is a need for compassionate use.

State law allows the clinics, while federal law does not.

While this vote is disappointing, Fullerton Councilwoman Pam Keller continues to impress. If only we had a few Democrats like her on the Santa Ana City Council!

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