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San Diego Approves Two More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

— Two medical marijuana dispensaries got final approval Thursday from the San Diego Planning Commission, increasing the total number of city-approved dispensaries to eight and bringing new clarity to the process going forward.

It now appears San Diego will end up with somewhere between 11 and 14 dispensaries under its medical marijuana ordinance, which the City Council adopted in March 2014 after years of wrangling.

That’s far less than the maximum of 36 allowed under the ordinance, but many more than would have been possible if city officials hadn’t decided last October to soften a prohibition against opening a dispensary within 1,000 feet of a “minor-oriented facility.” [Read more at the San Diego Union-Tribune]

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