County votes for moratorium on pot dispensaries, treatment centers

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Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a moratorium of up to a year on zoning applications for medical marijuana treatment centers and dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county.

Commissioners stressed that they could craft new rules and begin accepting new applications before the one-year period. They said their goal is to give state legislators time to come up with rules.

In November, voters approved a change to the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana.

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