Delay for zoning of pot dispensaries gets initial approval

Palm Beach County moved forward with plans for a one-year moratorium on zoning applications for medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment centers.

Commissioners voted 6-0 in favor of the moratorium, which they have said would give state legislators time to come up with rules the county would follow when it establishes regulations.

Last year, voters approved a change to the state constitution to permit the use of medical marijuana.

The moratorium will be considered for final approval when commissioners meet on February 23.

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