City cracks down on marijuana billboards as part of new regulations

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego is expected to crack down by year’s end on billboards advertising marijuana as part of a new set of city regulations.

The proposed rule would ban cannabis billboard ads within 1,000 feet of schools, public parks, playgrounds, day care centers or youth centers. The regulations also include replacing “marijuana” with “cannabis” in all city codes and documents.

The restrictions would apply to both legal and illegal marijuana businesses.

The billboard crackdown, first proposed by Councilman Chris Cate in 2018, will be heard by the planning commission Oct. 24 and is expected to be approved by the entire city council before the end of 2019.

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