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Marijuana Vote Unlikely At Sacramento City Council Meeting

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Council may delay a decision on additions to the city's marijuana ordinance.

The vote was originally scheduled for Tuesday night's City Council meeting, but sources have told CBS13 the vote will likely be put off while the details are sorted out.

The city clerk's office says the item is still on the agenda, but City Council members could decide at the meeting not to take up the issue.

The proposal would include limiting grow space to 6,400 square feet and restrictions on where the businesses could be located.

Most of the space that would be approved for those type of businesses would be in south, east and north Sacramento, causing some concerns.

"Now they, the City of Sacramento, are bringing the dope into the underserved community and saying let's cultivate, let's grow, let's distribute," said Bishop Ron Allen with the International Faith Based Coalition. "Sounds like a drug dealer to me."

The Sacramento Cannabis Coalition said it supports the city's efforts to tax and regulate marijuana cultivation in a way that balances health and public safety while giving current operators a path to licensing.

The City Council had tabled most of the discussion until after Proposition 64, a statewide initiative legalizing recreational marijuana, was passed. Voters approved the measure on Nov. 8.

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