Marijuana

Kettering to propose extension on pot permit ban

The city of Kettering is proposing an emergency ordinance to extend their moratorium on the cultivation, processing or dispensing of medical marijuana within the city.

Kettering’s moratorium extension is for an additional 13 months, ending May 31, 2018. The additional time is said to allow the city time to “ensure the public peace, health, safety and welfare.”

In August, city council passed an ordinance imposing a nine-month moratorium to “research the effects of these activities and to determine potential changes to the city’s codified ordinances if medical marijuana is allowed, limited or prohibited in the city,” according to an emergency ordinance filed by the city.

The ordinance will be presented in a first reading 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the city council meeting.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, one of three state agencies overseeing the medical marijuana program, posted proposed rules last month that call for a ban on vaporizing medical marijuana by patients under 18, a limit on oil flavors, and restrictions on marketing toward children.

The board of pharmacy is also proposing rules that define what constitutes a 90-day supply based on the THC content in different forms. Limits would include four to six ounces of plant material based on THC content, 40.5 grams of THC for oils for vaporizing, 19.8 grams of THC for trans-dermal patches and 9 grams of THC for edibles, oils and tinctures.

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