New comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in San Diego will force more than 165 dispensaries to close and apply for operating permits, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The regulations give police and code enforcement officers directions on how to regulate the dispensaries, which have opened across the city at a speed that has alarmed many residents. The regulations also limit the cooperatives to some commercial and industrial zones and require an extensive approval process for conditional use permits. In addition, cooperatives must be located at least 600 feet from each other and schools, playgrounds, libraries, childcare and youth facilities, parks and churches, and they must keep limited business hours and hire security guards.

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