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City Of Sacramento Takes Another Step Toward Regulating Recreational Marijuana

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio / File
 

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio / File

The effort to regulate recreational marijuana in Sacramento has taken another step forward. 
A proposal to clarify dispensary building codes and operations has moved out of the Sacramento City Council Law and Legislation Committee.

The full council will now have the opportunity to consider whether marijuana dispensaries will be required to receive approval of building and security plans.

Under the ordinance a manager would also be required to wear a city-issued dispensary identification badge while on site.

Joe Devlin is the Chief of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement. He says the committee will next decide if businesses will be classified into three groups depending on what kind of cannabis products they produce." 

"They're supportive of creating a tiered manufacturing system, license that, that will encourage small business development," says Devlin.

The council committee urged Devlin and his office to find  ways to bring testing facilities to Sacramento. The city says there is a shortage of such facilities in the state.

The city continues to clarify conflicts between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana dispensary laws and differences between city code and new State of California rules. 

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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