Ohio has received 370 applications for license to dispense medical marijuana, including dozens in the Dayton area. The state’s list will be narrowed to 60 and 15 will be licensed for southwest Ohio
The next step will be to narrow the list to the 60 that will be licensed to sell medical marijuana when the state’s program gets off the ground next year. Fifteen licenses will be awarded in southwest Ohio.
For more than a year local communities have been setting their own rules for medical marijuana’s future there, including whether it can be grown or sold.
Here’s a sampling of what some cities and townships have said about their future with Ohio pot.
-Beavercreek Twp. Earlier this month approved the cultivation of marijuana. Knox Medical plans to build a $7 million to $8 million medical marijuana cultivation facility on the 10-acre property known as Siebenthaler’s Beavercreek Garden Center on Beaver Valley Road (Read more about Beavercreek Twp.) .
-Butler Twp.: Medical marijuana banned. Township trustees banned the growing or selling of medical marijuana in September. The township had already temporarily banned such businesses six months earlier (Read more about Butler Twp.) .
-Carlisle: Voted to temporarily ban medical marijuana. Has considered rescinding the ban. Ohio Craft Cultivators LLC, a company with a state application pending for a medical marijuana cultivation license, in October asked Carlisle to further rollback its temporary ban to permit marijuana processing. Several Carlisle residents oppose the move (Read more about Carlisle) .
-Huber Heights: Zoning change for cultivation voted down. This month was included among 11 sites for operations of Level II medical marijuana, but it remains unclear whether the site would be approved by the state. Level II sites are a maximum