Sheriff’s department to possibly monitor pot stores

June 08, 2006


Kern County Board of Supervisors will be considering an emergency ordinance to govern medical marijuana stores operating in the county.

If the ordinance passes Tuesday, the Sheriff's Department would get a list of every patient who fills a pot prescription.

Even though they’re illegal under Federal Law, there are four dispensaries operating in Kern County because State Law permits them.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Willy Wahl said those stores are completely un-regulated.

Wahl has asked Supervisors to enact legislation allowing the Sheriff's Department to license and inspect the stores, and to inspect all records of the facilities

That would include sources of the pot and who it's sold to.

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