Pacific Grove Passes Cannabis Ordinance
By a 4-3 margin, Pacific Grove leaders have agreed to allow one recreational cannabis dispensary within city limits. The vote took place Sept. 2 — nearly four years after California voters legalized adult use cannabis.
The ordinance originally called for two dispensaries. That was paired down in order to get enough council members on board. A committee of five, including the city manager and the chief of police, will evaluate the applications.
A vocal opposition to the ordinance had emerged before the vote. It included Pacific Grove Unified School District Superintendent Ralph Porras and Safety Director Barbara Martinez.
In the end, three members voted against the ordinance: Mayor Bill Peake, Councilmember Jenny McAdams, and Councilmember Joe Amelio.
Read more at The Monterey County Weekly.