Roseville council adopts ordinance regulating medical marijuana shops

May 19, 2004

Jennifer K. Morita , Sacramento Bee

The Roseville City Council has adopted an emergency ordinance to regulate where and how medical marijuana shops can operate.

The ordinance contains a provision to have Police Chief Joel Neves come back in six months with a report on the new law's results.

The council unanimously approved an ordinance that permits medical marijuana shops to operate only in some commercial and industrial areas and stipulates they must be at least 500 feet from churches, schools, parks, homes and other 'sole source pharmacies.'

In addition, operating hours are limited to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

; stores must post a notice stating no marijuana may be smoked, ingested or consumed on the premises; and the use or sale of any drug paraphernalia is prohibited.

The city's first marijuana dispensary, Capitol Compassionate Care, opened in January, and since then, other groups have shown interest in setting up shop in Roseville.

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