The Board of Supervisors this week failed to agree on extending the ban. Supervisor Barbara Kondylis voted against the request.
“There are a lot of people who need that medicine who have a prescription for it and will not be able to get it. I’m just thinking 22 months is outrageous. This is not like Amsterdam where people are going to be sitting out on the sidewalk smoking joints.”
County officials say any future applications for medical marijuana dispensaries will be reviewed by the county’s planning commission. And ultimately, the Board of Supervisors will likely have final say on whether an applicant is approved.