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Medical marijuana talks continue

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The Safety Services Committee heard from the public Wednesday night, both pro and con, on the issue of selling medical marijuana in the city limits. The Safety Services Committee heard from the public Wednesday night, both pro and con, on the issue of selling medical marijuana in the city limits.
The committee voted Wednesday night to continue the moratorium for six more months, which will continue to prevent the creation of dispensaries, growing operations and manufacturing of medical marijuana in the city limits. The committee voted Wednesday night to continue the moratorium for six more months, which will continue to prevent the creation of dispensaries, growing operations and manufacturing of medical marijuana in the city limits.

The decision to permit or deny medical marijuana in the City of Lima will have to wait another six month. 

The Safety Services Committee heard from the public Wednesday night, both pro and con, on the issue of selling medical marijuana in the city limits. Some talked about the benefits that having a dispensary here in the city would bring for people suffering from medical conditions that marijuana pills or drops can help with. Others, some from the medical profession, talked about negative effects that medical marijuana would have on the community and its residents. 

The committee voted Wednesday night to continue the moratorium for six more months, which will continue to prevent the creation of dispensaries, growing operations and manufacturing of medical marijuana in the city limits. Councilwoman Ann Miles says she would like to see the matter referred to the council as a whole before a decision if made on what's next. 

"Any time you get more heads involved, you get more people talking about it, more people coming up with things that maybe we as a committee may not have thought of, I think it is something that as a committee as a whole, that we all need to have ownership in this, that we all need to have our input heard, and that we ultimately will be able to stand by our decision whatever it may be," commented Miles.

Miles says that extra six months will give Lima City Council time to review data from other cities that have approved setting up a dispensary or other medical marijuana operations. It will also give the community more time to look at the potential impact that a dispensary would have here in Lima.

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