San Jose Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014  |  Updated 8:06 AM PDT
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San Jose City Council makes its decision on pot club restrictions citywide. Kris Sanchez reports.

San Jose City Council makes its decision on pot club restrictions citywide. Kris Sanchez reports.

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The San Jose City Council on Tuesday night approved new restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries.

The regulations were approved on a 7-3 vote with Councilmembers Ash Kalra, Xavier Campos and Donald Rocha in opposition of the new rules. Councilmember Kansen Chu was absent.

Under the approved regulations, nearly all 78 pot shops in San Jose will have to move. The new rules calls for dispensaries to operate only in select industrial areas.

The council wants to keep pot shops away from schools, businesses and homes.

The new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries will take effect in about a month, officials said.

Opponents of the restrictions have said they are ready to submit a voter initiative to overturn it.

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