Visalia Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

October 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Visalia city council took action against pot dispensaries despite protests.A handful of medical marijuana supporters rallied outside Monday's city council meeting. They left disappointed. The council voted unanimously on a moratorium for medical marijuana facilities within the Visalia City limits.

The moratorium temporarily halts an effort by Bryan Ruiz who wants to open a dispensary in an empty warehouse. The city now has at least 45 days to update its ordinance.

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