Local governments dealing with concerns over Ohio’s soon-to-be legal medical marijuana

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio- Medical marijuana will soon be legal in the Buckeye State, but concerns over what that means at the local level have some cities now passing “moratoriums” and/or drawing up their own ordinances to control its sale and distribution.

Rocky River’s Director of Law Andrew Bemer introduced an ordinance that would set strict guidelines within city limits after failing to get detailed answers from the state.

“My calls to Columbus indicated that they’re not sure when those rules would come into effect,” said Dir. Bemer. “The purpose of this ordinance is to provide some local authority over the retail dispensing cultivation and processing of medical marijuana.”

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