A package of regulations for marijuana-related businesses in San Diego was approved by the City Council Monday evening.
The rules that will go into effect after a 6-3 vote do not involve retail dispensaries, but the "supply chain" establishments that handle cultivation, manufacturing and testing. Separate regulations for the 11 legal dispensaries in San Diego are already in effect.
The council declined to enact a tougher option that would have prohibited anything beyond the testing of marijuana and related products in laboratories in industrial zones and commercial zones that prohibit residential uses.
The approved regulations allow testing plus cultivation, distribution and production of marijuana and related products if the business operator obtains a conditional use permit. The activities would be allowed in light and heavy industrial zones.