Back on the pot

Medical cannabis is again on the City Council’s agenda

It’s medical-marijuana time again for city leaders.

At its next meeting, the Chico City Council will again be tackling the regulation of cultivation, processing and distribution of medical cannabis. Council members and the public will weigh in on the proposal to amend the city’s municipal code during a public meeting on the issue.

Council members have had a difficult time coming to grips with the complex and controversial topic. Fore more than a year, they have been discussing the possible ways to protect the community while simultaneously allowing qualified patients to have safe access to the herb.

Those discussions have been bouncing back and forth between the panel and the Chico Planning Commission. This latest round will be held during the council’s regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in council chambers, Fourth and Main streets.