The Corte Madera Town Council wrapped up business on Tuesday night with one quick vote that officially upholds a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries setting up shop in town.
The Council hashed out the language for the ordinance at a Monday, Nov. 5, meeting, so Tuesday's vote was something of a formality. The ordinance passed 3-1 with Councilman Michael Lappert the lone dissenter and Council member Alexandra Cock absent.
"The main reason the Council wanted an ordinance is because the conflict between State and Federal Law right now is not clear," Town Manager Dave Bracken said earlier. "The Council wants to let that run its course. The Council might introduce another ordinance to allow dispensaries sometime in the future, but that's really up in the air with the State Supreme Court decisions."
Marin Holistic Solutions, the lone legal dispensary in the Twin Cities, will be allowed to continue to operate.
In other actions Tuesday:
- The Town Council approved a resolution to allow the Corte Madera Fire Department to change its billing practices to recoup more expenses from MediCal and MediCare for emergency medical services.
- Corte Madera Fire Chief Roger Sprehn pinned badges on the town's two newest firefighters.