In the wake of California voters legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the Hemet City Council voted Tuesday, Nov. 15, to establish a 45-day moratorium on non-medical marijuana facilities and private marijuana cultivation in the city, except for the private, indoor cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, as allowed by the law.
Hemet already bans all marijuana cultivation and businesses in the city. The moratorium, which can be extending twice to cover up to two years, allows the city to see the ramifications of the state law before moving forward.
The moratorium covers all commercial, non-medical marijuana businesses, outside cultivation and deliveries of marijuana.
This allows a cooling off period and allows us to come back in 45 days to see if we learn anything new, City Attorney Eric Vail said.