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City approves first reading of temporary ordinance on medical cannabis establishment permits

The Madison City Commission and the city’s Planning Commission held a joint public hearing Monday on the first reading of an ordinance regarding medical cannabis establishment permits in the city.  Two residents spoke during the hearing in support of allowing medical cannabis establishments.  After the hearing, the Planning Commission voted to recommend the ordinance to the City Commission.  

Later in the meeting, city commissioners then held the first reading of the ordinance, which is a temporary ordinance regarding the issuance of local medical cannabis establishment permits and/or licenses.  

City Administrator Jameson Berreth explained how the ordinance came about.

Berreth said the intent is that there will be more ordinances coming up in the future.

City Finance Officer Sonya Wilt said that more will be forthcoming as the state finalizes more of the legal part of the issue.

Commissioners unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance and will hold second reading in a couple of weeks. 

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