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Tulare cuts down spacing requirement for pot shops

Cannabis dispensaries in the City of Tulare can now be located closer together. 

The Tulare City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday which conformed the city’s cannabis regulations to the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). 

AUMA was passed in 2016 as proposition 64, which set the requirement for retail cannabis dispensaries to be located no closer than 600 feet to schools. 

It also set the proximity for dispensaries to be located from each other at 600 feet. 

When Tulare initially passed its cannabis regulatory ordinance last year, the city council set the buffer zone for dispensaries at 1,000 feet. 

The council undid that regulation, setting the buffer zone to 600 feet for dispensaries between each other. 

There is no distinction between medicinal and recreational storefronts for this requirement. 

The council did not make any changes to the 600 foot distance requirement for dispensaries from schools. 

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.