Outdoor marijuana cultivation is banned in Redondo Beach City because the Council is concerned about the risks. Even if carrying and consuming marijuana is legal for adults who are at least 21 years old under the Redondo beach smoking laws, recreational pot shops will be open two years from now.
It means that selling and buying recreational pot is still illegal in Redondo Beach. Also, residents are not allowed to smoke marijuana in indoor public spaces or on the streets. The laws of Los Angeles County allow marijuana cultivation indoors and outdoors, but the City Council can decide how pot is grown.
According to Mike Webb, Redondo Beach City Attorney, the ordinance was highly necessary because the city had to deal with many issues caused by marijuana legalization. It is worth mentioning that through this ordinance, Redondo Beach City Council banned not just marijuana cultivation, but also the sale and delivery of medical marijuana, as well as dispensaries.
Redondo Beach Smoking Laws
Joan Irvine, a Redondo Beach resident, says that the current ordinance regards marijuana legalization as an ‘immediate threat’ to city’s welfare, safety, and health. According to Chief Keith Kauffman, the new regulations will focus mainly on education.
He stressed that all officers would be trained to recognize drugged drivers. These people have an elevated risk of being involved in a car accident, while they can also hit a pedestrian.
Regarding the community, the Chief promised that all residents would be well informed that they cannot smoke pot in public.
He also said that the police force and the fire department will have a more challenging task from now on because marijuana legalization in Los Angeles County comes with many risks, especially for the children.
Health officials predict that more people will be hospitalized. One such example would be Colorado, where many children were accidentally exposed to marijuana after legalization, and they arrived at the emergency room.
Between 2014 and 2014, 87 kids under nine years old received medical assistance in Colorado hospitals. According to the latest study, only 76 cases were recorded during the past four years before legalization.
Kauffman stated that parents, teachers, and doctors must join their forces to inform and educate children about the risks of smoking marijuana.