FULLERTON — A proposed ban on medical-marijuana dispensaries in the city was defeated by the City Council on Tuesday night, with the panel indicating it will instead establish regulations for the outlets.
If the City Council does indeed vote to regulate the dispensaries, Fullerton would apparently become the only Orange County municipality with such regulations.
On Feb. 19, the council is scheduled to consider how to regulate the retail outlets; staffers were told to analyze the current requirements and update zoning maps for possible dispensary locations.
"There is no need to have these businesses in Fullerton, but this is a zoning issue," said Councilman Shawn Nelson, who with Mayor Sharon Quirk and Councilwoman Pam Keller agreed California voters supported the dispensaries by a large margin when they adopted Proposition 215 in 1996.
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