Can still grow your own and not have to deal with storefronts with guards or crime associated already with medical dispensaries.
Noting the difference that medical marijuana had made in her life, Karen Owen asked council members what would be served by banning the delivery of cannabis to the city.
“I’m sad to not see the tax dollars coming here to P.G.,” said Owen.
“I remember within 1,000 feet there was not a liquor store in P.G.,” said Owen, noting that it often found its way across the border of Monterey. “It’s the same situation now.”
“Why is Pacific Grove throwing away foot traffic, business and tax revenue for something that is going to be legal and never illegal again?” asked Chris Mitchell, who also spoke publicly before the council.
Former mayor Carmelita Garcia said background checks should be required for those growing pot plants.
Like Pacific Grove, Carmel, Monterey, Sand City and Soledad currently prohibit commercial cannabis activity.