EL CENTRO — A divided El Centro City Council on Tuesday gave direction to city staff to develop an ordinance that would authorize some commercial cannabis operations within city limits.

The council also directed the city to limit the ordinance’s scope to dispensary and delivery services, while prohibiting cultivation, manufacturing or testing facilities.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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