Tracy approved its first marijuana dispensary earlier this summer. However, some neighbors feel that the city shouldn’t rush to approve retail marijuana shops in downtown areas.They are planning a protest at the Tracy city council meeting Tuesday. Leaders are scheduled to discuss the future dispensary locations within the city limits.Officials from the city have approved 17 pot-related businesses, but they insist that they want to maintain Tracy’s quality life.Residents are upset that five cannabis businesses have been approved will be located in the downtown area.Some people say they aren’t against cannabis shops being in their town, but they don’t want them so close where young people hangout, such as at music and dance studios, restaurants, and coffee shops.The city council proposes to impose a temporary moratorium of 45 days on any further cannabis applications intake, processing, or approval.Residents and business owners are invited to meet at Gary’s Floors at W. 10th Street at 5:30 p.m.Tracy City Council will meet at 7.30 p.m. for a discussion about how to proceed with the cannabis shops in town.
TRACY, Calif. —
Earlier this summer, the city of Tracy approved its first marijuana dispensary, but some neighbors argue that city officials shouldn’t be so quick to approve retail marijuana shops in the downtown area.
On Tuesday, they are planning a protest before the Tracy city council meeting, when leaders are set to discuss the future of cannabis dispensary locations in the city limits.
City officials have approved 17 pot businesses, but they say they want to maintain the quality of life in Tracy.
Residents are upset after hearing that five cannabis businesses already approved would go in and around our downtown area.
Some say they are not against cannabis shops in town, but they don’t want them so close to where young people hang out, including a music and dance studio, restaurants and coffee shops.
The city council wants to impose a temporary moratorium for 45 days on the intake, processing, and approval of any more cannabis applications.
Residents and business owners plan to meet at 5:30 p.m. at Gary’s Floors on W. 10th Street.
The Tracy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss how they will proceed with cannabis shops in town.