Law Director Lynette Dinkler said while the law is required to be fully operational by September, the city does not know how they will be established or governed. She said the new law allows the city to adopt regulations to prohibit such businesses this will allow time for the state to come up with guidelines to assist the city to address zoning and other issues before city officials review and make recommendations to council.
Oxford has not banned medical marijuana businesses while Seven Mile and Monroe were recently selected for a medical marijuana dispensary licenses. In addition, Monroe was also approved for a small medical marijuana cultivation facility.
Despite being selected for a medical marijuana dispensary, Seven Mile on Monday issued an emergency, temporary ban, preventing the new business from locating there.