Sonora, CA– The Sonora City Council unanimously decided Monday night to extend a moratorium on medicinal marijuana dispensaries for up to 10 months and 15 days.
“There were a number of proponents in favor of establishing medical marijuana dispensaries or collectives that asked the Council not to extend the moratorium”, said interim City Administrator Tim Miller. “However the staff indicated we needed additional time to conduct our research and review of case law and current state statutes, as well as how other cities are implementing their measures.”
On October 18th the Council put a 45 day moratorium on medicinal marijuana clinics after an applicant came to the city and proposed to open a dispensary on Mono Way. The Council wanted additional time to consider how to deal with zoning and other issues related to this type of clinic.