On a 4-1 vote, tonight the Adelanto City Council approved an ordinance to allow medical marijuana grow facilities to operate within city limits. The law will be in effect in 30 days.
Approval of the ordinance took place only after numerous public hearings and changes. The city council worked diligently to balance the health and safety of its residents with the financial windfall the grow facilities represent for the cash-strapped city.
Initially, the ordinance was expected to be approved several months ago. But once it became obvious that Governor Jerry Brown had reached a compromise with the state legislature over medical marijuana regulation, city leaders postponed the vote until the three bills that comprise that compromise were signed into law by the governor and could be reviewed by legal counsel to assure the city would be in compliance with the new state laws.
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