A new state law may prompt San Diego to regulate and allow cultivation of medical marijuana within city limits for the first time.
A memo issued last week by Deputy City Atty. Shannon Thomas describes ways the city could regulate growing marijuana, including creation of zoning regulations specific to the drug or simply allowing cultivation in all areas now zoned for agriculture.
The memo also says the city might need to impose a temporary moratorium on cultivation while exploring any new regulations.
Thomas said that a moratorium could help San Diego ensure that the new law, which went into effect Friday, doesn’t permanently take away the city’s latitude to regulate local cultivation.