An ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to open in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County was approved by county supervisors Wednesday on a 4-1 vote, the North County Times reported.
Supervisor Ron Roberts cast the lone dissenting vote, saying he agreed with the assessment of critics that the zoning restrictions severely limit the number of possible sites where a dispensary could locate, according to the paper.
"I am concerned that we are reducing the number of site down to next to none," Roberts said. "I think we're violating the spirit of the law."
Supervisor Dianne Jacob rejected a staff recommendation that would have allowed the dispensaries to open with 500 feet of homes and 600 feet from churches, parks and schools.
Read more: North County Times