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Recommendations Made For Medical Marijuana Zoning Regulations In City Of Ste. Genevieve

With only minor adjustments, the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission voted at a special meeting last Thursday to recommend the Board of Aldermen approve a list of proposed changes to the city’s zoning regulations to deal with the advent of medical marijuana.

The recommended changes will be brought to the Board of Aldermen at its next meeting on Thursday, April 25.

The proposed changes presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission by community development administrator David Bova included definitions of marijuana, marijuana-infused products, medical marijuana facility, medical marijuana cultivation facility, medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility, medical marijuana dispensary facility, medical marijuana testing facility and day care centers.

The commission members agreed that “marijuana related uses and facilities” must be at least 1,000 feet away from all schools, day care centers and churches, and must be 200 feet away from any residentially zoned district or public park, “as measured from the property line of the nearest residentially zoned district to the nearest point of the marijuana related use facility structure.”

See complete story in the April 24 edition of the Herald.

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