After banning medical marijuana dispensaries for three years, the Long Beach City Council this week loosened up the city’s stance toward cannabis.
The council voted 5-4 to allow medical marijuana sales in the LBC, but only through delivery – for now.
The body narrowly approved the motion by Councilwoman Suzie Price, who’s also an Orange County deputy district attorney, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Her ordinance will allow four services in town to provide delivery to qualified patients.
The deal appeared to head off a proposal by the City Attorney that would have allowed as many as nine storefronts in the city.
That proposal, nixed for now, would have provided a framework for dispensaries similar to the one seen in the city of Los Angeles. Providers would have had to establish their operations a certain distance from schools, churches and parks.