9/6/16 – 4:53 A.M.
Findlay City Council could decide the future of medical marijuana in the city during their meeting tonight. The Courier reports Mayor Lydia Mihalik is asking council to pass a ban on growing, processing, and selling medical marijuana in the city. In a letter to council, Mihalik has asked for the ordinance to be passed on an emergency so that she could sign the bill before Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes into effect Thursday.
Ohio’s new law governing marijuana allows cities to prohibit the sale of medical pot. Other aspects of the law aren’t as clear, such as when rules for prescribing marijuana will be put in place. Mihalik’s letter cites this in the request for the ban, saying, “only then will we be able to make a truly informed decision whether to permit medical marijuana in some form or the other.”
The proposed ban would change Findlay’s zoning code. The state law set to go into effect prevents dispensaries from opening within 500 feet of a school, library, church, public playground or park.
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