Pleasant Hill to consider cannabis ordinance

The Pleasant Hill City Council will on Monday night consider a proposed ordinance that would adjust zoning to allow two medical cannabis business to set up shop in the city, and would prohibit other  marijuana-related businesses from operating locally.

The proposed amendment would prohibit any sales of recreational-use cannabis, any non-storefront cannabis-related businesses within the city, and dictates medical retail businesses be allowed in 
specific zoned districts. Cannabis delivery originating from a retailer outside of Pleasant Hill would be allowed.

As have many other Bay Area cities, Pleasant Hill - in December 2017 -- adopted a temporary moratorium on all commercial cannabis uses, except deliveries originating from outside the city. The moratorium has been extended twice, largely to give the city time to craft a local ordinance as state law was still evolving. That moratorium will expire Dec. 4, and no further extensions are permitted.

Monday's Pleasant Hill City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.