The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has proposed creating zoning regulations for the dispensing of medical marijuana in Marina del Rey and other unincorporated areas of the county.

Supervisor Don Knabe is proposing regulations on what he calls “appropriate locations of medical marijuana dispensaries,” such as commercial zones, said Curt Pedersen, Knabe spokesman.

“The reason I have brought forward this ordinance is because the proposed dispensary locations are too close to schools and homes,” Knabe said. “I am pleased that there are many advocates who agree that dispensaries should be regulated, and I call on them today to work with the county to ensure that these dispensaries are not located near residential areas or schools.”

The board unanimously approved a ban Tuesday, May 31st, on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in the unincorporated areas of the county for an initial period of 45 days to allow for a zoning study to be initiated.

Regulations are expected to be presented to the board in 30 days.