CA: South Bay Roundup – Chula Vista Wants To Crack Down On Illegal Pot Shops

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A majority of California voters might say they’re in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana but leaders in the South Bay are taking the opposite approach when it comes to marijuana dispensaries.

The Chula Vista City Council tonight will vote on whether to increase penalties for medical marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in the city.

In 2011 the city banned pot shops but that hasn’t prevented from about a dozen from operating.

Under the proposed changes, pot shop owners could face criminal chargers and fines in excess of $100,000.

Also in Chula Vista, the city will soon be looking to hire a new police chief. Longtime Chief David Bejarano announced his retirement last week.

Robert Moreno, reporter with The Star News, will talk about Bejarano’s legacy and other issues making headlines in the South Bay Tuesday on KPBS Midday Edition.

News Moderator: Katelyn Baker
Full Article: South Bay Roundup – Chula Vista Wants To Crack Down On Illegal Pot Shops
Author: Marissa Cabrera
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