- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego leaders are all in favor of urban gardening. Except when the crop is pot.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says the City Council voted Tuesday to ban the growing of marijuana in new urban gardens that are expected to spring up in the wake of a property tax incentive passed in January.

The incentive reduces the tax on some 2,000 blighted properties if they’re converted into individual plots where local residents can grow fruits and vegetables. The idea was to boost access to healthy food in low-income areas.

But the measure didn’t ban the growing of marijuana. Tuesday’s measure adds that prohibition.

The city does allow pot farms indoors but they must meet a host of regulations. None have opened yet.

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