PA: Kennett Township Drafts Ordinance Regulating Marijuana Facilities

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Ron Strider

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Nobody wants to grow, distribute, or sell medical marijuana in Kennett Township. Yet. But in case someone does anytime soon, the township has begun drafting an ordinance to regulate it.

Last year the state Legislature approved the commercial operations necessary to produce and sell medical marijuana, and since then a number of licenses have been granted to start such operations. At their first bimonthly meeting Wednesday night, the Kennett supervisors noted that East Marlborough Township had recently denied a proposal to locate an indoor marijuana growing operation there.

So Kennett Township has begun planning for a similar request by drafting an ordinance that would regulate the location, hours, and security plans for marijuana-oriented businesses, according to Township Manager Lisa Moore.

Moore said the township's zoning enforcement officer provided input on the ordinance, the township solicitor drafted it, and the township and county planning boards have reviewed it. She said the solicitor believed it made sense to have the regulations in place ahead of any proposals like the one in East Marlborough.

"We felt it was better to be ahead of the game," Moore said.

According to Moore, the next step was for the supervisors to authorize that the ordinance be advertised so that they could discuss it and vote in October on whether to adopt it. The motion to authorize advertising the ordinance passed unanimously.

Moore said the ordinance is currently available on the township website if anyone wanted to review it.



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