Health-related cannabis is just one phase nearer to coming to Horn Lake.
The Horn Lake Board of Alderman on Tuesday night accredited a program that zones sections of the metropolis to make it possible for healthcare marijuana dispensaries. Any growing, transportation or study functions will continue on to be prohibited in Horn Lake.
Past 12 months, Mississippi grew to become the 37th point out to legalize medical cannabis and cities and counties throughout the condition had until early May well 2022 to vote on no matter if they required to make it possible for sure health-related marijuana-associated businesses to run in their communities. Olive Department and Hernando equally opted in in April 2022 and unincorporated DeSoto County opted in in May perhaps 2022. In October, Southaven authorized its very own zoning approach for clinical cannabis.
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Horn Lake to begin with opted out in to give officers more time to analyze the law and fashioned a committee to draft a established of proposed rules to suggest to the board for approval. The committee’s tips and the planning commission’s recommendations clashed all through the Feb. 21 Board of Alderman meeting.
The committee proposed permitting dispensaries in C-4 zoning east of Highway 301, north of Nail Road West apart from south of Nail Road West east of Freeway 51 and west of Interstate 55 and north of Goodman Street. The committee also recommended that dispensaries be not placed in just 1,700 ft of a church, college, daycare, or any other permitted dispensary.
The preparing commission advisable that dispensaries be no nearer than 1,000 toes to churches and religious establishments, educational facilities, and daycare facilities, adhering to least prerequisites set forth in the Mississippi Healthcare Hashish Act, and opened up extra locations of the metropolis to probable dispensaries in regions zoned for office environment and C1, C2, C3 and C4.
The board took no motion at the Feb. 21 meeting.
The zoning ordinance accredited at the March 7 conference will be limited to business parcels with frontage on Goodman Highway, US Freeway 51, Nail Road east of US Highway 51, Interstate Blvd and Dancy Blvd east of its intersection with Pasadena Push and involves the 1,700-feet regulation. It was authorised 6 to one particular with Ward 6 Alderman Robby Dupree the only no vote.
The ordinance will go into influence in just one thirty day period, on April 7. City Lawyer Billy Campbell claimed he anticipates possessing a resolution at the upcoming board meeting to choose into the medical cannabis portion of the Mississippi Professional medical Hashish Act, powerful April 7.
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