Calaveras County is one step closer to having its first medical marijuana dispensary.
Supervisors have approved conforming to voter mandated Proposition 215 and will allow the establishment of a pot-dispensary for ill patients with a prescription. 2nd District Supervisor Steve Wilensky says Supervisors remain committed to battling substance abuse and ridding the county of its clandestine meth-labs. Wilensky adds that anyone that applies for an an application to operate a dispensary will have to meet rigorous guidelines.
Wilensky says there is no specific proposal to operate a medical-marijuana dispensary before the board right now, and zoning for a facility will likely mirror the existing zoning for pharmacies.