Springboro moving ahead with medical marijuana prohibition

The Springboro City Council is expected to take another step on Thursday toward declaring a moratorium on cultivation, processing and distribution of medical marijuana.

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The prohibition would replace a moratorium in place since last August in Springboro.

The prohibition would not prevent research or use of medical marijuana as permitted by new state law, Planning Consultant Dan Boron said in a memo to the Springboro council.

The council is expected to hold the first of three readings leading up to a vote on the issue.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control program is currently reviewing 185 applications for 24 cultivation licenses.

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Communities around the Dayton area and across Ohio are responding in different ways to the new law.

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Last week, Lebanon City Council ended months of debate over declaring a moratorium by letting proposed legislation die without a vote.

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The public hearing in Springboro is to begin about 7 p.m. Thursday at Springboro City Hall, 320 W. Central Ave. in Springboro.

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