By Craig Kelly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Lima News
LIMA — Amid uncertainty over laws concerning marijuana, with federal law prohibiting it and state law permitting it for medicinal use, several townships in Allen County are taking proactive measures to ensure they do not get into murky legal waters.
Last week, Shawnee Township trustees voted to prohibit the cultivation, processing and dispensation of marijuana within the township, using a provision in Chapter 3796 of the Ohio Revised Code.
“We had to make a decision about whether we would allow that,” Shawnee Township Trustee Russ Holly said. “We had a public hearing prior to this, and we had two individuals come in, and no one was specifically for it. The ones who were there were looking at the monetary end of it from the standpoint of the state will only allow so many grow areas, which will probably be by your larger, metropolitan areas. The other thing we talked about was security if you had a facility like that and peripheral things that could be happening.”