Council Adds Recreational Delivery to Interim Marijuana Ordinance
On January 9, the Sausalito City Council voted to amend and extend the interim urgency marijuana ordinance that was passed on November 28, 2017. The interim ordinance now runs through November 24, 2018. The amendment to the interim ordinance inserted language permitting the delivery of recreational marijuana in the City of Sausalito.
The revised interim ordinance now allows the delivery of medical and recreational marijuana in Sausalito, but bans retail sale of marijuana, outdoor cultivation of marijuana plants, and other commercial marijuana activities.
The extension of the interim ordinance to November 2018 gives the Council and City staff time to continue to study the issues related to marijuana regulation and receive community input, and for staff to draft a permanent, non-interim, marijuana ordinance for the City of Sausalito. The draft ordinance will then follow a public review process that goes through the Planning Commission before being considered by the Council.
A survey on marijuana regulations in Sausalito conducted on the City website suggested widespread support for the delivery of recreational marijuana in Sausalito, with 73.7% of 305 registered users saying that recreational delivery should be allowed. A poll of Sausalito residents on Nextdoor returned a result of 82% in favor of recreational delivery, with 176 total responses. In the general election on November 8, 2016, 77.3% of Sausalito voters supported the legalization of recreational marijuana.