Dispensary owners and cultivators in San Jose, California, will remain in limbo for at least another week.
The San Jose City Council has delayed a vote on medical marijuana business regulations until June 3. It had planned to debate the proposals on Wednesday, but several other issues cut into the medical marijuana discussion.
Officials are considering numerous restrictions on the industry, including new location requirements that would force dispensaries into industrial areas away from residences, schools, daycare centers, parks and libraries. The city has reportedly identified more than 600 parcels in industrial areas where cannabis businesses could set up shop.
Some cannabis advocates said the proposals would lead to an increase in black market activity and that many dispensaries would be forced out of business. One group has gathered signatures for a different set of regulations that it hopes to get on the November ballot.