A to allow three medical marijuana dispensaries to open may soon be sent to Palo Alto voters.
The measure, backed by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Moore, gathered 4,859 valid signatures, according to the Santa Clara Country Registrar.
If passed, three new sections would be added to the municipal code, including a four percent tax on sales, and another that would “as soon as practicable following the operative date of this ordinance, issue three (3) medical marijuana dispensary permits.”
The dispensaries would be non-profit organizations and would adhere to the following restrictions:
- No dispensary permitted within 150 feet of any residential zone;
- No dispensary permitted within 600 feet of any public or private school;and
- No dispensary permitted within 500 feet of any public library, public park, licensed day care center, or substance abuse rehabilitation center.
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