Lake Elsinore won’t allow standalone marijuana dispensaries – Press

A Riverside County city set the stage Tuesday, Nov. 28, for marijuana businesses to open in town a little more than a month from now, while limiting the total number of potential operators to 10.

Looking ahead to next year’s roll-out of a state law legalizing recreational pot use, the Lake Elsinore City Council adopted an ordinance that allows marijuana operations in two types of industrial zones. In doing so, Lake Elsinore joins a growing number of Inland cities and local governments that are working on measures in advance of the 2018 cannabis debut.

The council voted 4-1 to adopt the Lake Elsinore ordinance, with Mayor Bob Magee voting no.

Magee said that he would have preferred to more tightly restrict where such businesses can go, limiting them to the M-2 or heavy industrial zone only. As it is, M-1 or light industrial areas will be potential candidates for the cannabis industry,

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