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County Supes: Nobody’s Going to Hell If There’s a Pot Shop in Julian

01/26/21

Below are excerpts from the entire article published by Words and Deeds.

Oh, what a difference just one election makes. 

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s proposal to allow recreational cannabis products to be sold in unincorporated areas of San Diego died last August for lack of a second. Not one of the other four members of the board would even allow the topic to be discussed.

While California and County residents approved the recreational use of marijuana in 2016, San Diego’s Board of Supervisors in March, 2017 voted to ban all marijuana businesses in the county’s unincorporated areas. Five existing medical cannabis facilities were ordered to be phased out by 2022.

The District 4 Supervisor’s August ask was for approval of zoning ordinances allowing cultivation and retail sale of cannabis and related products, including edibles, in commercial and industrial areas, a cannabis permitting program including a “social equity” component, and creation of a taxation system.

No longer will a sane and safe set of policies be relegated to the round file due to the reactionary belief systems of elected officials set in their ways.