San Diego City Council sets limits on cannabis billboards

San Diego City Council sets limits on cannabis billboards

La Jolla Light reports….. San Diego cracked down on marijuana billboard ads Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 after many months of analyzing the issue, but critics say the City isn’t going far enough. The City Council unanimously approved banning marijuana billboard ads within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, day care centers, youth centers and public parks with playgrounds. Critics said the ads, which have become increasingly common in San Diego since state voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, should also be banned near libraries, churches and other places where young people typically go. Council members said their concerns about potential First Amendment lawsuits make a measured approach more sensible. “I believe the ordinance strikes the right balance that will protect children from cannabis billboard exposure and also create a legal and constitutionally sound ordinance that is narrowly tailored,” said Council member Chris Cate. Critics noted that other cities in California and Colorado have more aggressively restricted marijuana billboards, including outright bans in some places. Breton Peace, general counsel for local dispensary March and Ash, said he wishes San Diego was willing to get more aggressive, contending that such a move won’t hurt local marijuana businesses as long as it’s uniformly applied…

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