SLO County may prohibit marijuana dispensaries under proposed ordinance

Friday brought more debate over what the cannabis industry should look like for the unincorporated parts of San Luis Obispo County.

“It’s hard to keep track of what’s up, what’s down, what’s in, what’s out,” said Tony Keith, a medical marijuana industry consultant for local businesses.

Friday’s was the third meeting discussing potential rules and regulations, with the day mostly focused on whether to ban edibles and debating if the unincorporated parts of the county should allow medical marijuana dispensaries.

“Please let us comment and then make a decision,” one woman in the audience shouted.

Supervisor John Peschong first advocated banning all production of marijuana edibles, citing concerns over children accidentally getting their hands on them. That idea was heavily protested by medical marijuana users at the meeting.

“It’s a much better method of ingesting for those that don’t want to smoke,” said Edward Gregg, a local cannabis cultivator. 

The board backed off of outlawing edibles but agreed

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