The Fresno County city of Coalinga is hoping to stimulate its economy with revenue from taxing cultivation, dispensaries, and marijuana delivery services.
The City of Modesto and Stanislaus County are also working on local ordinances this week.
In Lodi, City Manager Steve Schwabauer says there is already an ordinance in place allowing indoor cultivation of medical marijuana but banning deliveries and dispensaries.
"They didn't want large dispensaries in town, they didn't want large grows in town, they didn't want a large scale criminal problem associated with those," says Schwabauer.
The City of Stockton bans dispensaries and is engaged in lawsuits to close down two storefronts.
Tracy Mayor Mike Maciel says his city has nothing on the books yet, and has relied on zoning to keep dispensaries out.
"I would rather see local government being able to regulate itself as opposed to just having to abide by edicts that come down from Sacramento," says Maciel.
The state regulations would require licensing for dispensaries and commercial growers.
It will allow for personal cultivation except where prohibited by local ordinances.
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