San Diego preparing to restrict cannabis billboards

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San Diego is expected to crack down by year’s end on billboards advertising marijuana, a move supported by much of the cannabis industry.

The proposed rule would ban cannabis billboard ads within 1,000 feet of schools, public parks, playgrounds, day care centers or youth centers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The restrictions would apply to both legal and illegal marijuana businesses, a move applauded by local cannabis industry leaders, according to the newspaper.

The proposal by Councilman Chris Cate will be heard by the planning commission Oct. 24 and is expected to be approved by the entire city council before the end of 2019, according to the Union-Tribune.

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