An emergency action aimed at curbing the cultivation and sale of marijuana will go before the Westminster City Council Wednesday night.
Proposed is a zoning text amendment calling for the prohibition of the cultivation and non-medical commercial activity associated with cannabis. The amendment is in anticipation of the possible approval by voters on Nov. 8 of a statewide ballot measure, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.
Prop. 64 does allow local agencies to regulate or ban certain commercial uses within its city limits. State licensing of marijuana businesses won’t begin until Jan. 1, 2018.
A city can ban outdoor cultivation of cannabis, but if Prop. 64 passes, persons 21 years and older will be able allowed to cultivate up to six plants inside their home.
Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is consideration of a proposal to build 50 residential housing units on an 1.8-acre site on Locust Street in a cluster of four three-story buildings. The property is located south of Westminster Boulevard and north of Plaza Street.
The council meets at 7 p.m. in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Boulevard.