Middletown approves medical marijuana ban with 5-0 vote

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Holly Walters talks about why medical marijuana would help her.

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Members of Middletown City Council on Tuesday approved an indefinite ban on all medical marijuana operations within city limits, with a 5-0 vote.

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Although there was debate about the issue on social media, nobody from the public showed up to council’s 5:30 p.m. meeting to speak for or against the ban.

Council on Tuesday held a first and second reading of an ordinance that places a ban on cultivators, processors or retail dispensaries, and makes it a fourth-degree misdemeanor to violate the legislation.

City Manager Doug Adkins has told council the city can always lift the ban after September 2018, when state rules take affect, to see if they mesh with the desires of city officials.