Imperial Beach to Ban Collective Cultivation; City Council Refuses to Implement State’s Medical Marijuana LawsMonday, June 13th, 2011
Posted by Eugene Davidovich
By: Eugene Davidovich and Marcus Boyd
Imperial Beach, CA – On June 15, 2011 at 7pm, the Imperial Beach City Council will discuss and vote to enact an outright ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and all collective cultivation efforts in the City of Imperial Beach.
Although the staff report compiled for the June 15th meeting states, “the ordinances would not ban medical marijuana in the city,” the actual wording of the proposed law goes much further than merely banning storefronts. If approved, medical cannabis patients in Imperial Beach would be banned from associating to collectively or cooperatively cultivate medical marijuana, an activity explicitly authorized and protected under State Law.