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Cleveland Council adopts medical marijuana zoning legislation

Cleveland Council adopts medical marijuana zoning legislation
Posted at 9:55 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 21:55:38-04

The Cleveland Council adopted zoning legislation Monday night "that allows state-licensed medical marijuana cultivators, processors, retail dispensaries and testing laboratories to operate in certain zones in the city."

The legislation includes state restrictions, which includes limiting operations' proximities to schools, parks, churches and libraries - usually 500 feet.

The use of medical marijuana was legalized on September 8, 2016, but the rules of the legislation were not complete until this summer.

According to state legislation, municipalities can regulate the processing and sale fo the medical drug. The state will allow 24 growers and up to 40 processors to make marijuana oils, patches, topical lotions, capsules and edibles.

Cuyahoga County can have up to five dispensaries.