Atascadero officials against retail marijuana grows, sales | The Tribune

Atascadero residents likely won’t be allowed to buy marijuana from a local dispensary or start their own commercial grow operations anytime soon.

City officials Tuesday night continued to take a cautious approach to allowing commercial marijuana activities as they draft policies in response to Proposition 64, a statewide ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana in California.

Planning Commission and City Council members at a joint meeting opted to hold off on permitting most business operations until more research and planning can be done.

“If we don’t do something now, it’s not now or never,” said Duane Anderson, Planning Commission chairman, more at