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Ban on recreational marijuana businesses OK'd by Huntington Planning Commission

Ban on recreational marijuana businesses OK'd by Huntington Planning Commission

The Huntington Beach Planning Commission approved a zoning amendment Tuesday night that would prohibit the sale or distribution of non-medical marijuana by businesses in the city. It also would regulate the cultivation of recreational marijuana.

The commission voted 6-1, with member Dan Kalmick dissenting.

The amendment will now go to the City Council.

Kalmick said the city is devoting a large amount of resources to regulating a “boogeyman.” He said it is basing its decision on data from other areas that have legalized marijuana, like Colorado, but he said the city should conduct its own analysis.

According to the Huntington Beach Police Department, non-medical...

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