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  1. Ron Strider

    MA: Palmer Council To Consider 1-Year Recreational Marijuana Moratorium

    The Town Council on Monday will consider whether to enact a one-year moratorium on recreational marijuana sales in the town. The idea is at the Palmer Planning Board's request. The planning board, during a public hearing in July, said the board required additional time to establish proper...
  2. Ron Strider

    FL: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Extension Voted Down In Jacksonville Beach

    Jacksonville Beach city leaders have to go back to the drawing board on their medical marijuana policy. On Monday night, a proposal to extend the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries was voted down. Action News Jax's Michael Yoshida was inside the meeting as the vote took place. He...
  3. Ron Strider

    MA: Springfield Considers Renewing Moratorium On Recreational Marijuana

    City officials said this week they will consider re-establishing a moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses, possibly up to the end of 2018, to allow more time for drafting local regulations. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is recommending that communities consider the...
  4. Ron Strider

    MA: Retail Marijuana Businesses Limited To Industrial Zones In Holyoke Proposal

    Establishing a retail marijuana firm would require a $500 fee and a special permit from the City Council and the business would be confined to general industrial zones, under a City Council committee's recommendation Tuesday. The full City Council will vote whether to adopt the Ordinance...
  5. Ron Strider

    MA: Newbury Voters Reject Marijuana Moratorium

    At a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Newbury voters rejected a temporary moratorium through 2018 on recreational marijuana cultivation and retail businesses. The moratorium was proposed to give town officials time to work on legal, planning, and public safety issues. Voters...
  6. Ron Strider

    MA: Marlborough Committee Expected To Rethink Marijuana Moratorium

    City officials are rethinking a proposed moratorium on recreational marijuana shops and retailers. Councilors Peter Juaire and Kathleen Robey suggested the temporary ban this spring after speaking with a number of residents concerned about recreational marijuana shops being located near their...
  7. Ron Strider

    OH: Berea City Council Enacts Six-Month Medical Marijuana Moratorium

    Berea City Council members voted 4-2 at their Oct. 16 meeting to establish a six-month moratorium on occupancy permits for medical marijuana entrepreneurs who want to establish businesses in the city. Councilmen Gene Zacharyasz and Rick Skoczen voted no, and Councilman Jim Maxwell was absent...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: SF Supervisors Vote To Place 45-Day Moratorium On New Cannabis Shops

    San Francisco will temporarily halt approvals of new cannabis dispensaries just months before the sale of recreational marijuana becomes legal in California, the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday. The ordinance imposing a 45-day moratorium on the industry, which passed 9-2, prompted fierce...
  9. Ron Strider

    MN: Durham Weighs Marijuana Business Moratorium

    Like most of its neighbors, the town is considering a moratorium on retail sales of marijuana. Kevin Nadeau, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the need to discuss and act on a moratorium came about after several inquiries from individuals considering establishing marijuana growth...
  10. Ron Strider

    ME: Deer Isle To Hold Public Hearing On Marijuana Moratorium

    The town of Deer Isle is considering a moratorium on retail marijuana establishments. Lawmakers and regulators are rolling out the legalization of voter-approved recreational marijuana. Possession of certain amounts of marijuana became legal this year, while the state approved a moratorium...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: Moratorium On Recreational Marijuana Retailers Set For Holyoke Council Vote

    The City Council next week will be asked to impose a moratorium on recreational marijuana retailers until July 31, 2018 or until the city establishes an ordinance to regulate the industry. "That was just to give the Council the time it needs to review the state law, get advisory" opinions...
  12. Ron Strider

    OH: Springboro Moving Ahead With Medical Marijuana Prohibition

    The Springboro City Council is expected to take another step on Thursday toward declaring a moratorium on cultivation, processing and distribution of medical marijuana. The prohibition would replace a moratorium in place since last August in Springboro. The prohibition would not prevent...
  13. Ron Strider

    OH: Springfield Extends Medical Marijuana Moratorium Until September

    The moratorium against medical marijuana businesses opening in Springfield has been extended through late September. Springfield City Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously passed the extension until Sept. 27. The item initially was not on the agenda for the Wednesday meeting, but city...
  14. Ron Strider

    OH: Lebanon Split Over Medical Marijuana Response

    In the seat of Warren County – known as one of the most conservative counties in Ohio – Lebanon City Council is split about declaring a moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation, processing or distribution. Recreational marijuana, legalized in eight states and Washington D.C., is still...
  15. Ron Strider

    MA: Peabody Council Awaits Board's Opinion On Temporary Retail Pot Ban

    City councilors were poised to vote on a temporary ban on retail marijuana sales in Peabody Thursday night, until City Clerk Tim Spanos pointed out they couldn't. The Planning Board hasn't issued a recommendation yet on the proposed moratorium, which would be instituted as a zoning change...
  16. Ron Strider

    OH: Westerville Unanimously Passes Six-Month Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium

    In an unexpected move Tuesday night, the Westerville City Council unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Since last summer, communities across Ohio have taken steps to ban or place a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. Brian...
  17. Ron Strider

    FL: Legislature To Blame For Extending Medical Marijuana Moratorium, City Says

    Medical marijuana dispensaries hoping to do business in Bradenton will have to wait another six months after the city extended its moratorium on Wednesday. The one exception is the Trulieve dispensary in the 1100 block of 14th Street West, which filed for permits prior to the initial moratorium...
  18. Ron Strider

    Recreational Marijuana Moratorium For One Year

    No recreational pot shops will be allowed in Ipswich until the planning board has figured out how they will be regulated and zoned. The moratorium lasts for a year, and a zoning proposal is likely at 2018's annual town meeting. The moratorium was recommended until state rules are in place and...
  19. Ron Strider

    FL: City, County Look To Extend Medical Marijuana Moratoriums

    Bradenton and Manatee County consider extending their medical marijuana moratoriums while the Florida Legislature drags its feet on a law approved by a majority of Florida voters in November. Uncertainty in Tallahassee is prompting local officials to extend medical marijuana moratoriums. The...
  20. Ron Strider

    Reno Considers Recreational Marijuana Shop Moratorium

    Reno may not see recreational pot on its shelves for a while. The Reno City Council on Wednesday will be hearing a proposal for a temporary recreational marijuana establishments moratorium. The moratorium would afford the city time to familiarize itself with state regulations and time to...
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