WEST PLAINS, Mo. (KAIT) -Community leaders are sorting out what can and can’t be done concerning medical marijuana.
According to a Facebook post on the City of West Plains page, a public hearing has been scheduled to sort out the particulars of medical marijuana.
The West Plains Planning and Zoning commissioners are working to establish local guidelines based on the recommendations from the Division of Health and Senior Services. Those recommendations are about the zoning, locations and definitions, including establishing commercial zones for dispensing and manufacturing, and agricultural zones for extraction and cultivation. Parameters would also be set regarding distance restrictions to schools, daycares, churches and playgrounds, as well as hours of operation.
Missouri voters passed an amendment in the Missouri Constitution in November of 2018 enabling licensed citizens the right to use, cultivate, dispense, transport, administer and store medical marijuana.
The meeting will be held at the West Plains Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. It will take place at city hall at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.
Recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Commission will be taken to the city council for consideration at their meeting on July 22.