PRINCETON — An ordinance which helps make manner for medical marijuana dispensaries had a primary studying Monday earlier than the Princeton Metropolis Council.
The ordinance would amend Article 1345, District Makes use of, and 1345.01, Zoning Schedule of Use Controls, so medical marijuana dispensaries may go into enterprise throughout the Princeton metropolis limits.
Mayor David Graham mentioned earlier than the assembly that the town was taking a look at permitting these dispensaries to ascertain themselves in places alongside Stafford Drive and Rogers Avenue.
Graham mentioned he had not heard about any firms asserting plans but to arrange dispensaries within the metropolis.
Metropolis Legal professional Paul Cassell advised the town council that the usage of medical marijuana has been approved in West Virginia, and that in 2020 the Legislature handed rules for dispensaries providing these merchandise. The rules recognized the place medical marijuana dispensaries could be situated and the way they’ll function.
Cassell had a primary studying of the ordinance by title, and the town council accepted it unanimously.
The amended ordinance would comply with state pointers for the place medical marijuana companies could be situated. Dispensaries wouldn’t be allowed inside 1,000 toes of any public faculty, personal faculty, day care heart, parochial faculty or any related establishment, based on a draft of the ordinance.
A public listening to in regards to the proposed ordinance shall be performed in the course of the Princeton Metropolis Council’s assembly on June 14, Cassell mentioned. A second studying for the ordinance may very well be held at the moment.
Native legislation enforcement companies have warned the general public that utilizing marijuana merchandise whereas driving may end result with being charged with DUI.
Sgt. A.M. Ballard with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Division and the West Virginia Coalfields Freeway Security Program advised the Bluefield Day by day Telegraph earlier this yr that individuals utilizing authorized marijuana merchandise can face DUI arrests if the substance impairs their capacity to drive. The truth that the substance was obtained legally wouldn’t alleviate the cost. This customary applies additionally to medicine corresponding to anti-depression medicines. Utilizing anti-depressant medicines with alcohol or marijuana with ache medicine will increase the possibilities of dealing with a DUI cost.