Who will allow medical marijuana? These area cities have made their decisions

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What to know about the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio

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Ohio recently announced 11 medical marijuana licenses. But it remains uncertain which sites will be approved to grow pot.

Meanwhile, individual communities are setting their own rules for medical marijuana’s future there, including whether it can be grown or sold.

Here’s a sampling of what some are cities and townships have said about their future with Ohio pot.

Butler Twp.: Medical marijuana banned. Township trustees banned the growing or selling of medical marijuana in September. The township had already temporarily banned such businesses six months earlier (Read more on Butler Twp.).

Carlisle: Voted to temporarily ban medical marijuana. Carlisle has considered rescinding the ban. Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC, a company with a state application pending for a medical marijuana cultivation license, in October asked Carlisle to further rollback its temporary ban to permit marijuana processing. Several Carlisle residents oppose the move (Read more on Carlisle).

Huber Heights: Zoning change for cultivation voted down. This month was included among 11 sites for operations of Level II medical marijuana, but it remains unclear whether the site would be approved by the state. In July, the city council voted down a zoning change to allow medical marijuana cultivators, processors and distributors, and additionally passed a moratorium on the industry in the city. The city has commissioned studies to determine the community's stance on medical marijuana (Read more on Huber Heights).

Lebanon: No decision on prohibiting. After extensive discussion, Lebanon City Council in July let die without a motion a resolution on prohibition of medical marijuana cultivation, processing or distribution (Read more on Lebanon).

Miami Twp. Has extended temporary ban. This month extended a temporary ban on medical marijuana for a second time. Expected to eventually approve a ban on the sale or cultivation of medical marijuana, the text of the language change needed is still being reviewed (Read more on Miami Twp.).

Miamisburg: Medical marijuana banned. The city council in October 2017 voted to ban the sale or cultivation of medical marijuana, citing that it "remains classified as a Schedule I controlled substance" under federal guidelines (Read more on Miamisburg).

Moraine: Prohibited medical marijuana. The city council voted in October to ban the sale or cultivation of medical marijuana. Earlier, when a proposal was on the ballot to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use, the city rejected a proposal from an unnamed business after it was discovered operators wanted to build a medical marijuana growing facility. (Read more on Moraine).

Oakwood: Medical marijuana banned. The Oakwood City Council in March 2017 banned medical marijuana in the city, both for selling or cultivating (Read more on Oakwood).

Riverside: Land sale for grower approved. Riverside has approved the sale of three acres next to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to the company Farms of Riverside LLC, if the company is granted a license to grow medical marijuana (Read more on Riverside).

Springboro: Prohibited medical marijuana. The Springboro City Council approved a prohibition of cultivating, processing or distributing medical marijuana in the city in September, replacing a moratorium on the use (Read more on Springboro).

West Carrollton: Declined pursuing growing site. The city approached about a group establishing a medical marijuana growing site in the city, but is not pursuing it (Read more on West Carrollton).

Yellow Springs: Growing site approved. Village Council approved funds for an infrastructure engineering study at the so-called CBE site, vacant land along East Enon and Dayton-Yellow Springs roads that is slated for economic development. If a company, Cresco Labs, LLC, is granted a license to grow medical marijuana, the company has a purchase agreement for that site (Read more on Yellow Springs ).

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