Watsonville Upholds Ban On Pot Clubs, Tattoo Parlors

January 09, 2007


WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- The City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to keep medical marijuana clubs and tattoo parlors out of the city for the time being.


Councilmembers decided to adopt a 45-day moratorium after people inquired about opening such businesses.


But Santa Cruz attorney Ben Rice, who represents two medical marijuana dispensaries, said they should be allowed because voters approved them more than 10 years ago.

But local communities -- with the exception of Santa Cruz -- have opted to prohibit pot clubs.

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