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Glendale considers ban on marijuana dispensaries

June 21, 2011 |  7:06 am

Kt2t3vnc The Glendale City Council is considering permanently banning marijuana dispensaries.

They already are prohibited under the city's zoning codes.

But the council adopted a moratorium in 2009, closing Glendale to the shops, to give city attorneys time to review the legal issues associated with an all-out ban, the Glendale News-Press reported.

That moratorium is set to expire in September, and officials can no longer extend it, prompting city attorneys and police to recommend enacting a citywide ban similar to those in dozens of cities across the state.

There are no dispensaries within Glendale city limits, but officials have said that interest has increased in recent years.

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-- Melanie Hicken, Times Community News

Photo: An employee sorts the merchandise at The Farmacy, a California medical marijuana dispensary in West Hollywood. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

 

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