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October 25, 2017 Easklake Council amends ordinance to allow future licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries

October 25, 2017

Easklake Council amends ordinance to allow future licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries

Eastlake City Council has amended the medical marijuana cultivating ordinance to add provisions for the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. 

Licensing has not yet been approved for medical marijuana cultivating facilities in Ohio, but Eastlake City Council passed the ordinance at its Oct. 24 meeting so those wishing to operate dispensaries can apply for the needed licensing when the time comes. 

According to Mayor Dennis Morley, the regulations in the ordinance are designed to keep dispensaries set up and operating as more of a clinic-type environment instead of what you would see in a head shop. The dispensaries, according to the ordinance, are not to maintain an interior or exterior look that promotes illicit use of marijuana and are not to use strobe, moving or flashing lights.

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June 22, 2017 Cleveland Heights medical marijuana legislation may be on July agenda

June 22, 2017

Cleveland Heights medical marijuana legislation may be on July agenda

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Legislation allowing for a medical marijuana dispensary in town could be introduced by City Council in July.

A June 9 update from the Economic Development Department indicates that the company Buckeye Relief remains interested in putting one its dispensaries in Cleveland Heights.

This would be separate from the cultivation and processing license the Chagrin Falls-based company is seeking for a planned facility in Eastlake, possibly in the former JFK Senior Center on Curtis Boulevard.

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June 14, 2017 Eastlake City Council passes medical marijuana ordinance

June 14, 2017

Eastlake City Council passes medical marijuana ordinance

Eastlake City Council has unanimously voted to pass the Medical Marijuana Cultivating and Processing Licensure ordinance.

The ordinance, which spells out all of the standards such as licensing, regulation and control that need to be met for the operation of a medical marijuana growing facility in the city, enables Buckeye Relief, a company looking to establish a facility in Eastlake, to apply for the licensing needed to operate.

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April 19, 2017 What You Need to Know About Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law, In Effect For Seven Months and Changing Every Day

April 19, 2017

What You Need to Know About Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law, In Effect For Seven Months and Changing Every Day

On March 23, 2017, a Bedford Heights man flew home from Colorado. He was returning with five grams of marijuana concentrate — "wax," to be vaporized and smoked through your dab rig of choice. TSA agents tipped off the local Southeast Area Law Enforcement narcotics task force after noticing a vial of what looked like heroin. By 6 a.m. the next day, officers were executing a search warrant at his home.

They confiscated the wax and, if this were a typical Ohio petty crime story, the man would have been on his way to a cool $150 fine and a misdemeanor charge in municipal court, to say nothing of interstate transit prosecution. But marijuana laws are changing fast. SEALE officers came back the following day with a promise not to prosecute. They also returned the wax.

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March 16, 2017 Eastlake approves medical marijuana greenhouse

March 16, 2017

Eastlake approves medical marijuana greenhouse

EASTLAKE, Ohio -- City council has cleared the way for a Chagrin Falls investment company to seek a state license to raise medical marijuana at the site of the old Eastlake JFK Senior Center.

Council agreed Tuesday to sell the 33505 Curtis Blvd. site to Big Game Capital for the appraised value, $300,000, contingent on the state licensing the operation. Even if denied the license, Big Game will raze the vacant, decrepit center at no cost to the city.

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