Preventing Another Big Tobacco

Just because it is legal to possess and even sell marijuana in a state, does not necessarily mean that large scale commercialization is legal. In California 85% of municipalities (cities and counties) have used local control measures to prohibit commercialization of marijuana such as retail outlets, cultivation, manufacturing, and/or delivery services. Other municipalities have adopted regulations that limit the locations, manner, and hours for marijuana industry activities in an attempt to protect residents including young people from the negative impact of marijuana.

In the Local Spotlight

Tools for Towns

Use this Toolkit for Advocates and Coalitions and earn what policy mechanisms are available in your community and who controls them. Understand the procedures on how local ordinances move through the policy process where you live.