Coronado updates social host ordinance to include marijuana

The Coronado City Council last week expanded regulations against underage drinking at parties to hold hosts liable for consumption of marijuana and drugs by minors.

The move adds Coronado to a list of other cities that have updated their so-called social host ordinances since voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana under state Proposition 64. Proponents of social host ordinances say the legalization of marijuana has made it more accessible to youth.

Coronado city staffers singled out the “misuse” of marijuana by minors as a concern, saying it “can potentially have the same consequences as the misuse of alcohol.”

City Manager Blair King said the update was suggested by the District Attorney’s Office.

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