Carlisle will consider another 6-month moratorium on medical marijuana (except for one sliver)

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Carlisle will consider another 6-month moratorium on medical marijuana (except for one sliver)

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Carlisle Village Council Tuesday considered the continuation of its medical marijuana moratorium for another six months. The emergency legislation does allow for one 10-acre parcel in the Carlisle Business Park to be excluded from the moratorium as the village has a pending land sale to a medical marijuana interest. Although Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC did not receive a large growers license from the state, it had expressed an interest in developing a processing facility. Those licenses have not yet been awarded by the state. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Carlisle Village Council will consider continuing its medical marijuana moratorium for another six months at its meeting tonight.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 760 Central Ave.

Council initially approved the ban on Feb. 14, 2017 and extended it another six months on Aug. 8. It prohibits the issuance of permits for the establishment of retail dispensaries, cultivators and processors so village staff can study the new law and the related issues to make a final determination and prepare any necessary regulations.

The pending emergency legislation does allow for one 10-acre parcel in the village-owned Carlisle Business Park to be excluded from the moratorium as the village has a pending land sale to a medical marijuana interest.

Last June, council voted to rescind a portion of moratorium for that particular parcel.

Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC had developed plans for a large growing operation pending approval of a state license. The organization was not among the 12 cultivators receiving permits for large growers in November.

Last fall, Ohio Craft Cultivators expressed an interest in establishing a processing facility as part of its proposed large growing facility. However, council did not make any decisions on that proposal which received opposition from the community.

Village Manager Julie Duffy said the proposed land sale remains in the option period and that Ohio Craft Cultivators has not contacted the village on any plans for the property.

“We’ve reached out to their attorneys to find out what their future plans are for the land,” she said. “We are supposed to hear from them before council meets tonight.”

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