Medical Marijuana

Del Mar fair board endorses medical pot event policy

Del Mar fair board endorses medical pot event policy

Proponents of medical marijuana have about 16 months to prove they can hold a responsible educational event without allowing the drug’s possession and use at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Despite opposition from members of the public, the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors voted 5-3 Tuesday, Aug. 14, to approve such events on a trial basis through the end of 2020.

Now, the board overseeing the fairgrounds bans any activity involving cannabis, the scientific name recognized by the state as the legal term for the plant substance commonly known by the slang terms “marijuana” and “pot.”

The majority of the board members agreed with the recommendation of...

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