Voters approved medical marijuana this month, but Coral Springs is joining the list of cities wary of allowing dispensaries or treatment centers within city limits.

The city commission on Wednesday night tentatively approved a 180-day moratorium to give staff time to study regulations regarding medical marijuana. Currently, there are no zoning regulations because it has been illegal.

“A moratorium… would allow city staff to study the impact on crime, demand on city services, surrounding property values, traffic, congestion, and other aspects of the general public health, safety and welfare,” a city memo stated.

Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Hallandale Beach have also temporarily banned marijuana dispensaries and treatment centers.

Under Amendment 2, which 71 percent of Florida voters approved on Nov. 8, medical marijuana can be used to help people with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis “or other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class.”

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