“I would have no problem with either testing facilities or processing facilities, I’m not sure I would really even have a major problem with retail facilities, if it’s all just medical marijuana,” Schramm said. “It’s a different plant and I think a lot of people don’t understand the medical marijuana plant is a different plant than a recreational plant, so there’s all kinds of ways to police the process.”
Trustee Board President Christine Matacic
Matacic, who got the ball rolling on the moratorium last year, told the Journal-News there is so much about the issue that is uncertain until the rules are revealed. She said until they can read and evaluate the regulations she won’t know if it is good or bad for the township.
At this point however, she said she is leaning on the side of caution.
“I would tend to say either we’re going to restrict them extremely tightly or we’re going to be banning them,” she said. “It’s one of those two.”
Trustee Tom Farrell
Until he sees the state’s rules, Farrell said he can’t decide what is best for the township. He said really the only business they have to be concerned about is the retail outfits, since land in Liberty is probably too expensive for a grow operation to be profitable.
“We have to do what’s right for the residents of Liberty Twp. and what they want,” Farrell said. “If they are in need of these types of businesses then we need to make sure we allow them to come here, but we can’t allow them to come here until we know the rules and regulations that support them.”