Eastlake Ohio Medical Marijuana facility topic of upcoming meeting

Eastlake City Council’s Finance Committee met on Jan. 3 to discuss the sale of the JFK property located at 33505 Curtis Blvd. to a company interesting in starting a Ohio medical marijuana cultivating facility.

The decision to do so is still in the committee and has not yet been sent on to City Council for consideration.

Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley said he is aware that residents have questions and concerns regarding the possibility of a medical marijuana facility in the city and is encouraging residents to attend a public information meeting on the topic.

The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at City Hall in Council chambers, is for the purpose of addressing the questions and concerns of Eastlake residents.

In attendance will be Morley, along with other members of Eastlake’s administration; the investor in the potential cultivating business, Andy Rayburn of Big Game Capital; Brian Vicente, an attorney who specialized in medical marijuana; and the head of security for the potential business, former U.S. Secret Service Director Lewis Merletti.

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