Over the last year we have seen nearly all of the medical marijuana dispensaries within San Diego shut down either by law enforcement or eviction. This has made it difficult for medical patients to find and obtain quality medicine. Since the recent Mayoral election, Mayor Bob Filner, has set forth a series of proposals to the city counsel that will in fact enable dispensaries to operate safely and legally.
“I want to bring to the city council, hopefully within a short time, regulations that would allow the legal establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries which would be strictly regulated,” said Filner. “There’s going to be zoning regulations, they can’t be near schools, near churches or near playgrounds.”
This is exciting news for all patients in and around San Diego County. There is a need to have strict regulations in place to make sure all dispensaries operate safely and legally. Over the next few months we should see fully operational medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County, which will once again provide a safe outlet for patients to obtain quality medicine.