OH: Ross Twp. Puts Temporary Ban On Medical Marijuana Businesses

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Ross Twp. – Ross Twp. is the latest Butler County jurisdiction to put a temporary ban on medical marijuana businesses while lawmakers work to establish the rules that will govern the new industry here.

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio next week, making it the 26th state to legalize the drug.

The township trustees voted unanimously Thursday to place a six-month moratorium on the businesses that cultivate, process and sell medical marijuana.

“We need to know what the marijuana law is going to be before we go forward with it out in Ross,” Ross Twp. Trustee Ellen Yordy said. “There are the three components to that and whether or not we can do them individually or if they have to be all doable in your township. We just want to know where we’re going. You can’t make a decision on something without all the facts.”

The new state law, which takes effect Sept. 8, allows local jurisdictions to restrict these business, which has prompted several communities to put moratoriums, or temporary bans, in effect while they review details of the new law.

In Butler County, Liberty Twp. trustees have also placed a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses.
The rules will be rolled out in stages but won’t be fully implemented until September 2018.

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