Medical Marijuana nursery rules

medicalmjThe Mammoth Planning and Economic Development Commission recently approved new guidelines for those who want to grow medical marijuana. The Commission supported the recommendation of their staff.

Associate Planner Jen Daugherty said that the Commission supported the policy that growers of medical marijuana must be physically and legally connected to an existing medical marijuana dispensary. The nursery would have to be located adjacent to the dispensary and be operated by the same person or company.

After Mammoth Lakes voters approved a medical marijuana ordinance and rules for the establishment of two dispensaries in Town, the then Planning Commission reasoned that a medical marijuana nursery could operate under the same regulations as any plant nursery.

With the intensified legal battles over medical marijuana dispensaries and ongoing court battles, regulations have tightened. Daugherty had earlier said if medical marijuana growers were allowed to be someone different from co-op operators, this would bring in a new level of bureaucratic scrutiny.

Mammoth Lakes Wellness has proposed to open a nursery in connection with its dispensary in Town. This proposal prompted the planning staff to examine the issue of nurseries.

As we had reported, in a related development, Don Wright, Jr. of Mammoth Lakes was granted the second permit for a medical marijuana dispensary and is in the process of re-opening the earlier co-op called Green Mammoth.

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Conservatives and pot
Conservatives and pot
8 years ago

While I’m not a conservative, my understanding is that they are really rubbed the wrong way by the government dictating the sorts of choices we make regarding our personal lives. Conservatives on the whole oppose the ban of Trans fats both because they believe we should have the freedom to… Read more »

Jeremiah's stance
Jeremiah's stance
8 years ago

Florida is going crazy right now with Prescription pills and the little to no regulation of how it is prescribed to patients/addicts. Most of us have all seen those magazines on the street’s of Las Vegas, its the same in Florida where you go right next to the newspaper stands… Read more »

Neocons and pot
Neocons and pot
8 years ago

While some conservatives denounce judges they consider too liberal, many want to use the federal courts to fight against the health care law of 2010 and to overrule laws legalizing access to marijuana or assisted suicide. The groundbreaking marijuana legalization initiative that passed in Colorado and Washington won a majority… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

That last comment is only speculation on your part.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Isn’t it funny, it’s more legal to smoke pot than a cigarette now days. Who would thought?

Jeremiah's stance
Jeremiah's stance
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Yeah and the government happens to be the biggest drug pusher. . And by golly gee they don’t like it when you get your drugs elsewhere . . .

Government-hating
Government-hating
8 years ago

Ah, yes. More never-ending hatred for the government. Over the past 30 years, conservatives have successfully branded anyone who supports raising taxes as a liberal. Now many on the right are trying to do the same with regard to government. In short, if a person supports a government program, that… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

Hatred for the goverment comes from the value we get for a dollar when the government spends our money.

If we were getting good value for our tax dollars we would really see some progress from raising taxes. Unfortunately that’s not the case.

It truely is “Government gone wild”.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

@ Mark

Where were you when the Bush/Cheney administration was busy bankrupting the country with their WMD-less war on Iraq?