West Chester Twp. won’t ban medical pot businesses

West Chester Twp. trustees say it would be premature to put a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses at this point because implementation of the new state law is about two years off.

Administrator Judi Boyko asked the trustees Tuesday night if they want her to get the ball rolling on legislation to temporarily ban pot businesses. The answer was no.

“We’re way to premature. It’s going to take two years for whoever is interpreting the law to even determine what the rules are, and I think until we see what those rules are, it’s going to be way to premature to do anything,” Trustee George Lang said. “Because we may be doing work the state’s already doing.”

In June Gov. John Kasich signed into law a measure legalizing the cultivation, processing and retail dispensing of medical marijuana.

Liberty Twp. recently discussed placing a moratorium on the pot emporiums because they don't know what the rules are. They don't want entrepreneurs "snatching" up land for future pot operations.

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