Politics
5:56 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Paso Robles City Council deadlocks over mobile medical marijuana dispensary ban

Paso Robles Library/City Hall
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UPDATE: July 16, 2018

The City of Paso Robles is unsure at this point how leaders will move forward with the issue of mobile medical marijuana dispensaries.

Tuesday night's well-attended city council meeting ended with a deadlock on the issue. Councilman John Hamon was absent leaving just four members and a two-two split.

City law bans brick-and-mortar pot dispensaries, but does not address mobile versions.

The council meets next on August 5, and the agenda for that meeting is still in the development stages according to the city.

Original story: 

The Paso Robles City Council is scheduled to consider a ban on mobile medical marijuana dispensaries at its meeting Tuesday night.

The issue is up for a public hearing on what's being called an urgency ordinance.

Brick-and-mortar dispensaries are already banned in the city, but how to handle mobile versions was not addressed at that time. This move is meant to fix that issue says the city's Director of Administrative Services, Jim Throop.

Aside from media requests, Throop says his office has heard very little on the topic from the council, the public or business owners.

Tuesday night's meeting starts at 7:30 at the Library/City Hall conference center.

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