SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Friday is the deadline for opponents of recently passed regulations of medical marijuana dispensaries to turn in petition signatures they have been collecting to force the City Council to decide whether to repeal, or put the issue to a public vote.
The zoning and public safety ordinances, passed on April 12, confine dispensaries to light industrial and commercial zones in the city of San Diego, at least 600 feet from residences, schools and other sensitive areas.
Operators are required to get a conditional use permit, which could take thousands of dollars and as long as two years to obtain.
Opponents called the regulations a de-facto ban on marijuana collectives, allowed under state law by Proposition 215, which voters passed 15 years ago.
More than 31,000 valid signatures are required to force the City Council to decide whether it wants to repeal the regulations or put a referendum on an election ballot.
The California Cannabis Coalition, which is leading the signature drive, reportedly had collected more than 40,000 signatures by last weekend.
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