Tehachapi postpones decision on marijuana ban

Posted at 11:57 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 02:57:12-04

At least a dozen residents spoke before Tehachapi’s city council on Monday night asking them to reconsider a medical marijuana dispensary ban saying it was crucial to their health.

The issue was tabled for a future date so the city could do more research on the regulation of medical marijuana.

Charles Robison has cancer and says the chemotherapy causes him other medical issues.

Robison is an ex–addict so he does not want to take the opioids because they can become addictive. He says medical marijuana is the only thing that gives him pain relief.

Medical marijuana is legal in California, but regulation is up to the city government.  The proposed ordinance would have banned any dispensaries, cultivation or the mobile delivery of the plant. The council voted unanimously to table the issue.

Most were satisfied with the council’s decision as long as the marijuana is regulated properly, ensuring that it stays out of the children’s hands.

The city council says they will now take a look at other cities as examples to find the best way to regulate the medical marijuana, there is no timetable set but they did say, they aren’t going to rush it.