La Mesa City Council votes for new marijuana ordinance

LA MESA (KUSI) – Almost two years after California voters approved recreational marijuana, the City of La Mesa has voted to go “all in.”

By this time next year, there could be up to 15 dispensaries in the area. Right now there is only one and it’s for medical marijuana purposes.

The City of La Mesa is now the first in the county to put forth an ordinance without a hard cap on the number of dispensaries within city limits. It is designed to stop illegal sales by flooding the market with licensed dispensaries.

Councilmember Bill Baber says the proposed ordinance would weed out illegal pot shops by operating a path to run a legitimate business.

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