Hamilton OKs Interim Zoning for Marijuana Stores

By Beacon Staff

HAMILTON – The Hamilton City Council has unanimously approved interim zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries.

The ordinance, which was passed Tuesday and goes into effect immediately, relegates such stores to certain business, industrial and commercial areas in various parts of the city. It does not apply to eligible patients growing up to six marijuana plants or in possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for private use.

The zoning will be in effect for six months and will give city officials time to make a permanent decision on where the businesses are appropriate.

Several cities across the state have placed a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses while leaders decide zoning issues.

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