Menifee City Council officially voted to prohibit mobile marijuana dispensaries after a second reading Tuesday, Aug. 6.
The council felt this vote was necessary to preserve public peace, health, and safety.
By law, the council must have a second reading and a final vote before adopting these ordinances, according to a report from Menifee 24/7.
The ordinance will take effect in 30 days and will prohibit any service from delivering medical marijuana anywhere within the city limits.
The council first voted to approve the ordinance on Tuesday, July 13, with a 4-1 vote.
It was Council Member Tom Furman who changed his vote Tuesday night, Aug. 6. He previously voted against the prohibition of mobile marijuana dispensaries due to the possible cost of enforcement.
He said he doesn’t want to spend Menifee’s tax payer dollars on police confiscating the drug.
Several residents that night were angry with the possible outcome of prohibiting the mobile dispensaries. Grant Yoders, a Sun City resident, asked the council to reconsider their vote.
“If you had a family member or close friend who was dependent on cannabis, your reaction may be different,” Yoders said to the council. “There is no law being broken here, if it is being prescribed by a physician.”
Those who are stuck at home or suffer from a disability and are dependent will obtain it one way or another, he said.