MARTINEZ, Calif.—Contra Costa County officials are expected move to permanently ban marijuana dispensaries in the county.
New marijuana dispensaries have have not been allowed to open since the county approved a temporary moratorium in 2006.
But with that moratorium lapsing in April, supervisors are expected Tuesday to pass an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county.
There would be on exception to the ban though. A marijuana dispensary in El Sobrante would be allowed to remain open because it applied for a land-use permit before the 2006 moratorium.