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  1. Ron Strider

    MI: Portage Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance Aired At Thursday Hearing

    Portage's proposed medical marijuana ordinance dealing with zoning standards will get its first public hearing Thursday at the Portage Planning Commission. The 7 p.m. hearing at Portage City Hall will detail and take public comments on the 11-page zoning ordinance proposal dealing with five...
  2. Ron Strider

    MD: County Ponders Zoning Regs On Medical Marijuana

    A medical marijuana dispensary could be in the works for southern Calvert County, county staff confirmed this week, as they sought guidance Tuesday from the Board of County Commissioners on zoning and planning regulations for prospective cannabis facilities in the county. Commissioner Pat...
  3. Ron Strider

    MA: Marijuana Ban, Rezoning On Oxford Town Meeting Agenda

    Requests for both a temporary freeze and a permanent ban on recreational marijuana businesses in town, and a request for a zoning change that would allow business on a 106-acre parcel on Route 56, are the big issues facing voters at Wednesday's special town meeting. A zoning bylaw amendment...
  4. Ron Strider

    PA: Pittsburgh Plans Zoning Standards For Medical Marijuana Businesses

    An update to Pittsburgh's zoning code could establish by October where medical marijuana dispensaries, growers and processors may do business in the city. Legislation introduced by city council last week would direct growers and processors largely toward industrial zones. For dispensaries...
  5. Ron Strider

    MA: Provincetown's Last Funeral Home Will Go To Pot

    The planning board OK'd a special permit on Aug. 24 for a medical marijuana dispensary to be run by Newton-based Heal Inc. at the Gately McHoul Funeral Home at 94 Harry Kemp Way – with the condition that it will never sell recreational pot. "A medical marijuana dispensary is what we intend to...
  6. Ron Strider

    CT: Norwalk OKs Medical Marijuana Dispensaries - With Restrictions

    A medical marijuana dispensary could be coming to Norwalk after the city's Zoning Commission this month gave the green light to the idea, albeit with restrictions. Such dispensaries will be permitted in Business No. 1 zones with the issuance of a special permit by the commission. "No...
  7. Ron Strider

    PA: Politicians Line Up Against Proposed Philly Marijuana Dispensary

    Political opposition could derail a medical marijuana dispensary slated to open early next year in Philadelphia's East Mount Airy neighborhood. A zoning hearing is set for Tuesday morning that could force East Mount Airy's TerraVida Holistic Centers dispensary to fold before it opens. In...
  8. Ron Strider

    MA: Easthampton Planning Board To Discuss Recreational Marijuana Zoning

    With recreational marijuana now legal in Massachusetts, cities and towns are scrambling to put rules in place around dispensaries, cannabis cafes, and more. The Easthampton Planning Board is about to begin its own discussion. Tuesday night, the board plans to discuss "a purpose statement for...
  9. Ron Strider

    OH: Huber Heights Rejects Medical Marijuana

    Huber Heights city council voted down a zoning change to allow medical marijuana cultivators, processors and distributors, and additionally passed a moratorium on the industry in the city. The vote against medical marijuana went against the recommendation of the city's planning commission and...
  10. Ron Strider

    MI: Buchanan Favors 'Uptown' Location For Marijuana Dispensary

    As one area Michigan community is opting to keep potential medical marijuana dispensaries out of its central business district, another might make room for them in its downtown. The city of Buchanan has been working to finalize a proposed ordinance to regulate medical marijuana businesses and...
  11. Ron Strider

    OH: Marijuana Growers Taking An Interest In Monroe

    As the deadline nears to apply for a state license to operate a medical marijuana business, Monroe officials say they have received at least three inquiries about the city's zoning regulations and that multiple building and land owners have received other inquiries as well. Monroe does not...
  12. Ron Strider

    OH: Columbus Changing Zoning Laws For Medical Marijuana Growers

    Ohio's capital city is opening its arms to medical marijuana growers. The Columbus Dispatch reports Columbus is changing zoning laws to accommodate cannabis cultivators and has already signed off on six businesses seeking approval from Ohio to obtain one of the state's 24 medical marijuana grow...
  13. 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...
  14. Ron Strider

    MD: Law Could Clear Way For Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Bowie

    A zoning change approved by the county's planning and zoning committee Wednesday removes one of the hurdles for a company that wants to operate a medical marijuana dispensary across from Bowie Town Center. The committee approved legislation introduced by County Council member Todd Turner...
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    PA: Milford Township Supervisors Start Process To Approve Medical Marijuana Ordinance

    Milford Township, Pa. - Milford Township Board of Supervisors made a motion to authorize an advertisement for a change in zoning ordinance that would allow the township to grant requests to grow and dispense medical marijuana. The motion comes as counties across the state are bracing for a...
  16. K

    MA: Sturbridge Selectmen Seek To Ban Recreational Marijuana Establishments

    Sturbridge — The Board of Selectmen is seeking to ban recreational marijuana through a zoning bylaw amendment prohibiting all types of commercial, non-medical marijuana establishments. In a 4-0 vote Monday, selectmen approved a petition for a zoning bylaw amendment that would add "Chapter 32...
  17. K

    PA: Allegheny County Communities Prepare For Cannabis Cultivation

    Just about every week, Cranberry's planning and development office gets a call from someone interested in locating a business related to medical marijuana in the township, Ron Henshaw, director of the office, said. "It's mostly about dispensaries, but we have had a few people interested in...
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    RI: Council Addresses Zoning For Medical Marijuana Facilities

    South Kingstown–As momentum to legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island builds, the town council held a work session Wednesday as it prepares to address zoning for medical marijuana facilities in the town. Joee Lindbeck, assistant attorney general, visited the council chambers to...
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    RI: Planning Board Looks At Zoning Amendment For Controlling Marijuana Facilities

    South Kingstown – The planning board Tuesday discussed amending the town's zoning ordinance to control for the future establishment of medical marijuana-related facilities in the town. Currently, there is no language in the town's zoning ordinance to address the use of land for medical...
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    PA: Newtown Township Supervisors Discuss Zoning For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Newtown Township - With the Pennsylvania Department of Health getting ready to implement the state's new medical marijuana program, local officials are looking at where the licensed growers and dispensaries should be located. Because Newtown Township is part of a joint municipal zoning...
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