Temecula Upholds Marijuana Business Ban

By Benjie Cooper

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Following the analysis of a poll conducted by the FM3 Research firm in April, the Temecula city council voted 6-0 Tuesday to uphold a ban on most types of cannabis businesses.

Even though medicinal and recreational marijuana commerce and use are legal in California, individual cities have the option of banning any related businesses.

In June, 2017, the council instituted the ban which restricts the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of marijuana anywhere in the city. Based on data from the FM3 poll, the ban appears to be somewhat in-step with the sentiments of Temecula residents.

According to the survey, which was commissioned earlier this year and involved around 1,000 Temecula residents, fifty-five percent of respondents supported the council’s ban. Sixty-one percent also indicated that they did not want recreational marijuana outlets to open in the city.

About seventy percent of those surveyed responded in favor of allowing cannabis testing labs to be licensed. City personnel will be delving into the idea to see if laboratories would be a good fit for Temecula.

And while commercial marijuana activity is illegal in Temecula, private cultivation for medicinal and adult-use are still allowed under Prop 215 and Prop 64 rules. Additionally, the city does not currently prohibit medicinal cannabis deliveries.