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Posted on: February 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Forum for Medical Marijuana Zoning Regulations

Public Hearing

Thursday, March 7
7:00 p.m.
Dielmann Recreation Complex
11400 Olde Cabin Rd.

Planning staff are revising the City’s zoning ordinance to establish zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities in response to the passing of Amendment 2 on November 6, 2018.

Approved by voters statewide, Amendment 2 is an amendment to the Missouri Constitution that allows doctors to recommend marijuana to patients as a medical treatment and allows distributors to manufacture and sell marijuana for medical purposes.

A draft amendment to the zoning ordinance will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission with a public hearing scheduled for the meeting on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Creve Coeur Government Center. 

A public forum will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dielmann Recreation Complex to allow for additional public comment before the amendment is presented to City Council for a first reading on March 25. 

Under Amendment 2, cities are not allowed to ban medical marijuana facilities but can regulate where they can be located and what hours they can be open, as long as the regulations do not obstruct the facility’s ability to operate. Cities can also regulate how close a medical marijuana facility may be to a school, daycare or church, with a maximum spacing distance of up to 1,000 feet. 

While Amendment 2 legalizes the possession of medical marijuana for qualifying conditions, possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes is still considered illegal.

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