During a recent public meeting, all three trustees voted to ban those cultivating, processing, selling and dispensing the substance anywhere within township limits.
The local legislation supersedes a state law, effective Sept. 8, allowing pre-approved patients to inhale marijuana in non-smoking form, such as vapor, for certain chronic health conditions. It would bar them from either smoking or growing it at home.
The state law includes a provision allowing political subdivisions, such as Perkins Township, to institute a temporary or permanent ban of medical marijuana. Sandusky also approved something similar, a 12-month moratorium, in recent days.
Even if officials representing Sandusky and Perkins Township didnt approve a ban, people in Ohio still cant legally get high next month.
It will take at least a year for the state to establish their regulations, Sandusky assistant planner Casey Sparks said said. It is our general understanding that a general resident after Sept. 8 still could not buy or sell, cultivate or process it because the state hasnt established regulations yet.