Recreational marijuana sales in Placerville stirs the pot

There was only one group of folks Tuesday evening more agitated and concerned that recreational marijuana might be sold in their Placerville neighborhood — the ones who thought that recreational pot might not be allowed to be sold where they wished.

The City Council, under leadership of newly elected Mayor Mark Acuna, wrestled for more than two hours with fine-tuning a map whose shaded areas indicate where recreational cannabis retail shops might be located within city limits. The map, drafted by city staff and previously OK’d by the Planning Commission, met with both approbation and dismay as property owners, more at