San Bernardino to form committee to study cannabis issues

SAN BERNARDINO A committee appointed by the City Council will try to do what the council couldn’t: Fix a marijuana environment that both advocates of more access and opponents of marijuana say is broken.

The nine-member committee will consist of one member appointed by each council member and two members appointed by Mayor Carey Davis. The names of those appointees, who must be city residents or heads of businesses in the city, should be selected by the next council meeting, Oct. 4, Davis said.

The plan to appoint a committee cleared the City Council on Wednesday on a 6-0 vote, with Councilwoman Virginia Marquez absent.

The committee’s recommendations will be due by mid-December, to allow for any recommended ordinance to be in place by January.

Any recommendations from the committee will have to comply with Proposition 64, which allows marijuana statewide, and Measure O, a law passed by the city’s voters that

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