Oceanside considers allowing growing of recreational cannabis
The San Diego Tribune reports
Oceanside could be the next city in San Diego County to approve the commercial cultivation of recreational cannabis.
The city’s Planning Commission voted unanimously this week, with three members absent, to recommend the City Council add the cultivation of recreational marijuana, also known as adult use marijuana, to an ordinance approved in 2018 that permits only medical uses.
Cannabis industry representatives say medical cannabis is only about 20 percent of the market and that it’s impractical for growers to exclude recreational uses.
“It’s not viable for cultivators to limit their business to medical only,” said Oceanside Planning Commissioner Robyn Goodkind at Monday’s meeting. Commissioners Curtis Busk, Susan Custer and Tom Morrissey were absent.