San Joaquin County supervisors ban rural marijuana dispensaries
Lodi resident Robin Rushing tells the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors why medicinal marijuana should be legalized in rural county areas. The board voted Tuesday, March 1, 2011, to ban dispensaries in unincorporated areas.
- Also on the agenda
In other action:
- The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors discussed
redistricting of county supervisor districts at Tuesday's meeting.
Board chairman Larry Ruhstaller and Supervisor Ken Vogel were
appointed to a committee to recommend boundaries to the full board.
Action will be taken later this year after census figures are
- The board adopted plans to resurface and place gravel shoulders
on 1.7 miles of Acampo Road between Highway 99 and Lower Sacramento
- Supervisors designated the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
as official county representative at the 2011 California State
- The board approved an agreement with California Department of
Food and Agriculture for pest detection and trapping services.
- The board approved a letter of support for Dooston Capital
Corporation to establish a regional center specializing in
attracting foreign investment capital in San Joaquin County with a
focus on green technology, real estate and job creation.
- Supervisors approved rezoning 5 acres of a 10-acre parcel from
general agriculture to freeway service to allow a 11.66-acre truck
stop for more than 100 trucks on the east side of Thornton Road,
1,000 feet north of Highway 12 in Flag City.
— Source: San Joaquin County
Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:00 am
While the Lodi City Council considers final action tonight to
ban medical marijuana dispensaries within its city limits, San
Joaquin County supervisors unanimously banned them for rural areas
The Lodi City Council unanimously voted to establish an
ordinance banning dispensaries in February, though a second vote,
which will take place tonight, is required to officially ban the
substance. The Galt City Council previously voted to ban
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:00 am.