VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia civil rights group is asking the City of Vancouver to reconsider its plan to ban dispensaries from selling edible forms of medical marijuana.

The request comes as the city council is set to vote on new zoning regulations for medical marijuana shops.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association said it recognized the logistical challenges to regulation but that an outright ban on items such as cookies and brownies would just transfer the problem to patients.

"This is not comparable to other kinds of medication," said Micheal Vonn, the organization's policy director.