Brea extends ban on pot activities

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Brea has extended for another 10 months its prohibitions against the sale and outdoor cultivation of marijuana for recreational use.

The City Council put the original urgency ordinance in place days before California voters passed Prop. 64 last month, legalizing recreational marijuana use.

City officials said the extension will give staffers more time to look at the new laws and what controls to suggest to the City Council; though they don’t expect to need the full additional 10 months and 15 days now available.

Under Prop. 64, the city can’t ban the use or carrying of up to an ounce of cannabis by people ages 21 and older. Rules for use in public places are much like those for alcohol.

Brea could regulate business activities.

The city previously put restrictions in place on the commercial sale, delivery and cultivation of medical marijuana, and the moratorium…

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