The City, having stonewalled past the initial election deadline, is now finalizing its own ordinance. Early is waiting for an update from City Hall. “Please inform me within the next two weeks (now expired), one way or another, if the ballot measure meets all the legal requirements to be placed on the November 2020 ballot. And if it passes the vote of the people, that it will not be challenged or delayed any further by the City of Sonoma following the vote.” Would the city’s new rule supersede the ballot measure, if approved? Or vice versa? It could get heavy. Everybody pop a gummy and mellow out.

There will almost certainly be a dispensary permitted and open before November of 2020. Some, likely all, on the city council feel the ballot initiative is poorly written and hope voters will recognize that existing ordinances are working and do not need to be replaced.  More to come…

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