San Jose Medical Marijuana Crackdown Begins After Council Vote on Regulations

City officials on Wednesday began the process of shutting down medical marijuana shops next to homes as part of strict new regulations to be rolled out next year.

A minute before midnight, the San Jose City Council late Tuesday ended an hours-long discussion and voted 8-3 to support a package of pot shop laws that they expect to take a final vote on in March.

The regulations would limit the city’s 82 medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in less than 1 percent of the city — mostly in the industrial northern tip of San Jose, away from homes, schools and drug rehab centers. Those new rules could take effect next spring or summer.

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