Ashland plans community meeting on dispensary rules

The city of Ashland plans an informational meeting about medical marijuana dispensaries at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Otte Peterson Room at The Grove building, 1195 E. Main St.

The purpose is to have an open conversation about neighborhood concerns regarding a proposed dispensary on Williamson Way and what the city's options are for addressing concerns, City Administrator Dave Kanner said.

The meeting is open to the public.

The city had taken a lenient approach toward the medical marijuana industry, updating its business-license rules so it could issue licenses without getting caught between state laws that allow medical-marijuana dispensaries and federal laws that ban marijuana

With six state applications for medical marijuana dispensaries pending and neighborhood opposition mounting, the Ashland City Council is considering placing a moratorium on such businesses. Both the City Council and the Planning Commission will examine the issue in coming weeks.

Read more in an upcoming edition of the Mail Tribune.

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