Oct. 24—Euclid City Council recently approved an amendment to the city’s codes that would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries to be granted conditional use permits to operate in certain districts of the city.
Specifically, council granted preliminary approval to two applicants — Lighthouse Sciences and Good River Wellness, LLC — that would like to open and operate two separate medical marijuana dispensaries in Euclid. Their decision followed approval by the planning and zoning commission.
The potential Lighthouse Sciences facility would be located on Lakeland Boulevard, in the U-6-Industrial and Manufacturing district, while Good River Wellness, LLC, would be in the U-4-Local Retail or Wholesale Store district on Euclid Avenue.
However, whether the new dispensaries can open or not is up to state and county officials. Euclid Law Director Kelley Sweeney clarified at the council’s Oct. 18 meeting that both dispensaries must be approved and selected by the state in order to operate, as there is a limit of seven new licenses to be granted for dispensaries in Cuyahoga County.
“Both of these are hypothetical at this point, they may need this information for their application with the state,” she said. “Applications are due Nov. 4, so they’re getting their ducks in a row, by