Temecula council sets course as state preps for legal marijuana

Temecula’s resistance to medical marijuana continued to soften last week, but recreational customers will likely need to look elsewhere when voter-approved legalization takes effect Jan. 1. Although that stance could change in the coming months, the city council followed its established course during a May 9 hearing that was punctuated by lobbying from marijuana advocates. […]

Temecula council sticks to shift on medical marijuana cultivation

Temecula’s newfound acceptance of cultivating medical marijuana within city limits was recently upheld despite continued resistance from one council member and the contrary positions taken by a pair of nearby cities. But, like the last time the medical marijuana issue was raised in Temecula, the decision did not come easy for the City Council. The […]

Menifee votes to ban marijuana use and cultivation

Menifee votes to ban marijuana use and cultivation

Jacob Preal Valley News Intern MENIFEE – Menifee City Council voted Jan. 6 to adopt a Marijuana Cultivation and Processing Ordinance that will go in effect 30 days after the second reading. The ordinance will strictly prohibit marijuana use and allow the council to determine further regulations in the future if necessary. Mayor Pro Tem […]

Murrieta strengthens Marijuana prohibition ordinance

The Murrieta City Council put more teeth into an ordinance that prohibits the cultivation, processing, delivery and dispensaries in the city by including an additional land use prohibition. With the council’s unanimous action Tuesday, Jan. 15, Murrieta joins other cities in the Inland Empire that prohibit the use and distribution of marijuana, other than those […]

Temecula council alters stance on medical marijuana cultivation

In a move that surprised many onlookers, Temecula council members recently altered their stance on growing medical marijuana within city limits. The shift – which reflects a sharp detour from the city’s past policies – would allow qualified medical marijuana users to grow up to 12 plants under specified conditions. The new policy, if it […]

Supervisors set to Ok ordinance permitting use of medical marijuana

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors will hold a final public hearing tomorrow on a proposed  ordinance to permit limited cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in unincorporated communities and establish penalties for those who violate the law. Last month, the Board of Supervisors in a 4-0 vote – with Supervisor John Tavaglione absent – tentatively approved Ordinance 925, which […]