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Troy Council Votes No On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Update Date: Feb 08, 2017 10:55 AM EST

The City of Troy council voted on Monday night against an ordinance to allow up to three medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The votes were 4-3 again the medical marijuana. It was the third and final reading of the ordinance.

Some of the council members did not prefer to have dispensaries to operate in the city. Particularly in the B-4 highway business zoning district near Interstate 75.

Some did not think that three was the right number said Marty Baker, President of the Troy City council. Baker added that the issue will head back to the planning commission and could be raised in the council at a later date. This showed that the no vote on Monday does not close the book on medical marijuana in the city.

The state of Troy previously released a draft proposing initial rules and guidelines for processors, patients and caregivers. Rules included patients paying a $50 annual fee and carrying an ID card. The law would cover 20 specific medical conditions and allow up to 40 licenses for manufacturers in the state.

Patients qualify if they have the following conditions: HIV/AIDS; Alzheimer's disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; sickle cell anemia; spinal cord disease or injury; Tourette's syndrome; epilepsy or another seizure disorder; fibromyalgia; glaucoma; hepatitis C; inflammatory bowel disease; multiple sclerosis; pain that is chronic, severe, and intractable; Parkinson's disease; cancer; chronic traumatic encephalopathy; Crohn's disease; post-traumatic stress disorder; traumatic brain injury; and ulcerative colitis. Individuals can petition the state medical board to add conditions.

News 2 WDTN reported that an application fee of $10,000 for processors and a $90,000 license fee would be included in the law. Renewal would be $100,000 a year and it prohibits smoking and growing of marijuana in residential properties.

According to Dayton Daily News Troy officials have placed a moratorium on medical marijuana operations while the council examine regulatory options. In fall the council rejected the amended proposal that would have banned the cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical marijuana citywide.

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