Berkeley City Council limits pot dispensaries
October 20, 2004
Patrick Hoge, San Francisco Chronicle
The City Council has voted to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries within Berkeley's borders to the three known to exist.
The council voted 7 -1 with one abstention Tuesday to approve Councilwoman Linda Maio's proposal, which also prohibits new dispensaries from locating within 1,000 feet of a public school.
Maio introduced the ordinance because she feared an influx of centers after Oakland, which had a dozen dispensaries, limited the number to four earlier this year.
Medical marijuana advocates said the limit is unnecessary.