By Mara Knaub | Yuma Sun
Recreational marijuana will be legally available for consumption in Yuma, but not for testing, if an ordinance introduced by the Yuma City Council is ultimately adopted.
The council on Wednesday introduced an ordinance regulating the use of recreational marijuana within the city, but officials changed the original proposal to add a prohibition of testing facilities within the city limits.
On Nov. 3, a majority of voters in Arizona approved Proposition 207, called the “Smart and Safe Arizona Act,” legalizing adult recreational marijuana in the state. Prop 207 establishes a mechanism to open retail recreational marijuana outlets known as “marijuana establishments” and an ability to operate “marijuana testing facilities” in certain situations.