Cleveland Heights City Council scraps moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — While the prospect of any medical marijuana farms in the city appears unlikely, there has been interest from at least one investor in opening a dispensary here.

It’s all very preliminary at this point, including the scope of state regulations still being developed since medical marijuana was legalized in June.

Since municipalities will have at least six months — and likely longer — to determine whether additional local restrictions or outright bans should be imposed, City Council agreed Monday to hold off on a one-year moratorium for dispensaries.

“At this point, everybody is on board with us working through the details without a moratorium in place,” City Manager Tanisha Briley said after council’s discussion. “And, if it looks like we need one, we will come back to you.”

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