West Carrollton won’t pursue medical marijuana growing site inquiry

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West Carrollton has been approached about a group establishing a medical marijuana growing site in the city, but is not pursuing it. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

West Carrollton has been approached about a group establishing a medical marijuana growing site in the city, but is not pursuing it.

Mayor Jeff Sanner said the number of jobs the facility described to West Carrollton officials would produce does not make the proposal worth considering further.

The proposal involved an initial plan for a minimum of a 50,000 square foot facility that would employ 20 workers, West Carrollton City Manager Brad Townsend said.

Bringing in a medical marijuana business is an issue Yellow Springs should explore, an official from that village said last week.

Several communities in Southwest Ohio – including West Carrollton – have approved moratoriums on medical marijuana-related operations while the state finalizes guidelines on the issue.

The Ohio General Assembly voted to legalize medical marijuana last year and companies are currently applying to own and operate one of 24 sites for cultivating and processing the drug.

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