Cascade County Commissioners address rules for medical marijuana dispensaries

by Newsfeed

GREAT FALLS — Cascade County Commissioners on Wednesday passed several motions regarding medical marijuana dispensaries.

They voted to decrease the distance between a medical marijuana dispensary and a school or place of worship from 1,000 feet to 500 feet. This change falls in line with state regulations. Commissioner Jim Larson opted to keep the distance at 1,000 feet, while commissioners Jane Weber and Joe Briggs voted for the reduction after discussion.

They also denied a recommendation from the county planning board to expand where medical marijuana dispensaries can operate. Weber voted for the rezoning while commissioners Briggs and Larson voted against.

The board previously recommended dispensaries and facilities could be zoned in Light and Heavy Industrial districts along with Agriculture and some Mixed Use…

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