Cannabis Business NEW BUSINESS BAN – San Diego County | Rogoway Law

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On March 14, 2017, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to ban all new cannabis businesses within county lines and set sunset dates for current operators.

The ban applies to both medical and recreational cannabis businesses. Medical cannabis dispensaries already operating with county permits must close by 2022 while those currently in the permitting process must close their doors within the next five years. The ban technically takes effect April 13, 2017 – 30 days from when it was passed.

In order to bridge the gap between the Board’s vote and the implementation of the ban, Supervisors also voted 4-1 to extend the existing moratorium on new medical cannabis facilities.

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