COUNCILMAN DEREK S. GREEN HOLDS HEARINGS TO DISCUSS ZONING OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
On October 20, 2016, Councilman Derek S. Green introduced a bill updating the City’s zoning code to allow for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries. This bill was co-sponsored by Councilman Bobby Henon.
“This legislation will set the city up to be a full participant in the state’s medical marijuana legislation, ensuring that growing and processing facilities can operate in industrial zones across the city, that dispensaries are addressed in the retail sales use and that individuals can receive compassionate care for serious medical conditions,” said Councilman Bobby Henon.
This bill was introduced in response to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act which was signed into law by Governor Wolf on April 17, 2016. This new state law allows people suffering from serious medical conditions like Cancer, Autism, and Epilepsy to use medical marijuana to relieve their pain and suffering.
Bill No. 160919 would allow grower/processors to operate in some industrial areas in the City. Additionally, dispensaries would be permitted in various commercial areas; however, the legislation provides setbacks for certain protected and regulated uses; including, schools, parks, and libraries.
“This bill provides access to a reasonable number of locations in the City, allowing citizens with approved illnesses to readily access their medication.”
WHO: Councilman Derek S. Green
WHERE: City Council Chambers (Room 400)
WHEN: November 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.