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Council discusses medical cannabis zoning

December 12, 2013 • Local News

A medical marijuana distributor could open a store in Roswell, City Councilors concluded after discussing whether to change a zoning ordinance Thursday. But a final vote to remove restrictions was postponed.

Several councilors spoke in favor of a medical cannabis center, and had a lengthy dialogue with an owner of a state-licensed dispensary in Ruidoso.

After mulling the idea and discussing it with City Attorney Barbara Patterson, some concluded that by removing the reference to medical marijuana the distribution centers could apply to operate.

“By pulling it off, there would be a greater opportunity for a distribution center to be established,” Mayor Del Jurney said.

Patterson explained that staff would need to explore more information from those who apply, such as what would be offered and what would be stored.

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