Dan Coleman, San Dimas director of development services, said studying how other cities confronted the issue made the city's decision easier.
The main concern, he
added, is that even though the state legalized medical marijuana and marijuana dispensaries, the drug is illegal under federal law.
"California state courts and the California attorney general have decided that the state regulations supercede the federal regulations," Coleman
said staff also had concerns about dispensaries attracting crime. He
referred to reports by police agencies in other cities that attempt to show a link between dispensaries and crime.