Businesses looking to establish legal medical marijuana facilities may have to look outside of Oakwood, as an ordinance being considered to amend the city’s zoning code would prohibit the sale and cultivation of pot within the city limits.
The city states no position for or against medical marijuana, but allowing medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation would not be compatible with the “residential character” of the city, according to law director Rob Jacks.
The amendment, which was unanimously (4-0) recommended by Oakwood’s planning commission for approval of city council, states “no medical marijuana-related business or home occupation may be established, operated, or maintained within the city, nor shall any provision of the zoning code be construed to permit the use of any property for that purpose. This prohibition shall apply to all zoning districts within the city.”
Oakwood will revisit the proposed amendment and likely vote on it at the next city council meeting, scheduled for March 6.
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