GRANVILLE (Ben Garbarek) – A newly uncovered ordinance in Granville legalizes medicinal marijuana, but pot enthusiasts shouldn’t get their hopes up.
The ordinance, passed in 1996, allows people with written approval from a doctor to possess marijuana, but Granville Law Director Michael King said the state law prohibiting pot would likely triumph in any court case.
Village leaders said they just realized this ordinance was on the books earlier this week, when a freelance reporter brought it to their attention.
“I’m really surprised something like that could get by the city fathers and happen here in Ohio,” said resident Richard Crawford. “I think that’s pretty odd.”
King said he doesn’t remember anyone ever using the ordinance as a defense for getting caught with pot.
King said village leaders have not talked about whether they plan to repeal the ordinance.Newly Uncovered Ordinance Reveals Town Allows Medical Marijuana
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