South Bay city to discuss its tough laws against marijuana sales

Chula Vista banned dispensaries in 2011
Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 21:11:15-04

Chula Vista is willing to discuss its tough marijuana laws during an open forum Thursday, August 3.

Chula Vista’s city attorney told 10News the meeting is at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

City Attorney Glen Googins said city staff would begin the meeting by explaining the current state and local marijuana laws.  Then they will take feedback from anyone in attendance.

Chula Vista banned all medicinal and recreational dispensaries in 2011.  That law still stands despite the passage of Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana.

Supporters of legalizing marijuana sales said the city stands to gain financially through sales tax revenue.  Some opponents argued that revenue would be eaten on enforcing the new marijuana laws and associated crimes.