Because of how the state law is written, cities & municipalities are able to craft their own rules regarding how dispensaries operate within the boundaries of the law.
I live in a fairly strict county when it comes to rules & laws governing nightlife & other things that young people enjoy. It started with the laws restricting skate parks from operating within the area, effectively banning youngsters from being youngsters, even within the confines of a small gated park. Then the county started creating these arcane noise ordinance laws that effectively prevented outdoor bars from operating with any form of live rock n roll, even if they tried to keep the volume down. I was laboring as a freelance journalist at the time I had aspirations to work for a rock n roll magazine in the city, so I took the choice on reporting on the local rock n roll scene. One of my first articles was about the noise ordinance laws & how it was effectively killing our local rock n roll scene here in this city. A lot of bands who live here will drive an minute to get to the closest metropolitan neighborhood because they have an established rock n roll scene that isn’t under threat from deranged noise ordinance laws. It’s recognizably bad nowadays now that every one of us have legal cannabis in this state. Because of how the state law is written, cities & municipalities are able to craft their own rules regarding how dispensaries operate within the boundaries of the law. That means that they can decide how late they’re open everyday. It’s aggravating when your county forces all of the cannabis dispensaries to close at 7pm, regardless of what morning of the month it is in reality. I wish they could stay open until 9pm like they do in neighboring counties.