MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Pot delivery ban proposed Canyon Lake’s City Council meets Wednesday at City Hall to consider an urgency ordinance that would ban mobile marijuana dispensaries. FILE PHOTO Related article IF YOU GO WHAT: Canyon Lake City Council discusses several issues, including a proposed ban on mobile medical marijuana delivery services WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday INFO: 951-244-2955; cityofcanyonlake.com A burgeoning mobile medical marijuana industry is prompting the Canyon Lake City Council to consider banning such businesses from operating within the city. Like most Southern California cities, Canyon Lake prohibits storefront medical-marijuana dispensaries, though state regulations allow patients to use the substance for medicinal purposes. Some cities, such as Riverside, Hemet, San Jacinto, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley, ban mobile sources as well. A proposed urgency ordinance scheduled Wednesday for the Canyon Lake panels consideration would expand the citys prohibition to include mobile delivery services. In her report to the council, City Attorney Elizabeth Martyn states three mobile distributors advertise their services in Canyon Lake, a city of nearly 11,000 residents, most of whom live behind gates. About 30 mobile operators promote themselves in neighboring Lake Elsinore and Menifee. An unregulated industry of marijuana delivery services is circumventing many cities ban(s) on storefront dispensaries and bringing marijuana directly to peoples homes, offices and more unconventional locations, Martyn said. She said many merchants appear to be going beyond the states parameters for distributing medical marijuana.
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