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Riverside City Council set to discuss marijuana policy

By in Press Enterprise on January 8, 2018

By Ryan Hagen

Riverside will host a workshop on the city’s marijuana policy, which is currently under a temporary ban, at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8.

In October, the council voted to extend a moratorium on commercial marijuana land use until September 2018, on the condition that staff members report back with answers to certain questions and a framework for a longer-term plan.

An example of such a plan and how it could handle cultivation, manufacturing, dispensaries, distribution facilities and microbusinesses will be discussed Tuesday. Any ordinances changing the current moratorium would need to be voted on at a future meeting.

Proposition 64 made marijuana generally legal in California starting Jan. 1 but gives local governments authority to regulate or ban most marijuana activity inside their borders.

Riverside’s discussion is scheduled for the portion of the meeting that begins at 12:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers at 3900 Main St.

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