Cannabis consumers, consultants and dispensary representatives offered their ideas this week on how Oceanside can create a medical marijuana ordinance unique to its needs.
“The real issue is going to be on the dispensary side,” said Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern. He’s one of four members of the city’s medical marijuana ad hoc committee, which is ironing out details of the proposed legalization.
Oceanside allows medical marijuana deliveries but has no legal dispensaries in the city.
Dispensaries carry a stigma, and most people don’t want them near their homes, parks, churches or schools. Some fear dispensaries attract crime or simply a bad element of