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City Of Ste. Genevieve Will Wait For State To Make First Move On Medical Marijuana Regulations

No definite policies will be put in place regarding zoning of medical marijuana-related businesses in the city of Ste. Genevieve until after the state releases its own guidelines.

Ste. Genevieve aldermen looked at information compiled by community development administrator David Bova and city administrator Martin Toma during a work session prior to last Thursday night’s regular meeting but opted to wait for some guidance from the state before establishing any policy.

“We’ve had conversations about the impact of the medical marijuana referendum,” Toma said to open the work session. “Dave has done a yeoman’s task of doing all the research and kind of figuring out where we ought to go.”

Three pages of suggested zoning changes, along with maps, were handed out.

“I don’t imagine you want to talk about whether these are the proper changes to the zoning ordinance,” Toma said. “I think you can rely on us for that. But there are some policy decisions that need to be made, so we can fill in the blanks on the ordinance changes.”

Bova said it would probably be the spring of 2020 before the ordinances would be in effect.

He said that all medical marijuana sold in Missouri has to be cultivated within the state.

See complete story in the April 3 edition of the Herald.

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