Solvang City Council votes in favor of recreational marijuana ban
SOLVANG, Calif. – The Solvang City County is one reading away from adopting an ordinance that will ban recreational marijuana.
Mayor Jim Richardson said he thinks the ban will protect Solvang’s internationally recognized brand. “We are known as a Danish community with Danish characteristics and marijuana in my mind doesn’t fit that mold, ” said Richardson.
Richardson said he has tried marijuana and didn’t like it. He said people who wish to smoke it recreationally would be able to find it in Buellton and Lompoc.
The mayor said the ordinance favored by the majority of the councilmembers is similar to a Santa Maria ordinance.
The city has a temporary ban on all kinds of marijuana that will expire this summer.
Some council members have said they are open to discussing medicinal marijuana in the future.