City Council will consider a new ordinance that would place heavy restrictions on the distribution of medical marijuana within city borders.
The new law would essentially ban state-licensed medical marijuana distributors from locating in city limits and selling to patients.
City Councilor Jason Perry proposed the set of rules Tuesday to the Planning and Zoning Committee.
The new ordinance would require medical marijuana to only be sold by a licensed pharmacist. And, each prescribed dose would need a state-issued controlled substance number and federally issued Drug Enforcement Administration number.
These do not yet exist for the drug.
“Until the DEA can find a way to safely administer medical cannabis, I don’t want to get into the gambling game with the devil,” Perry said.
“Right now, the DEA does not prescribe for Schedule 1 (controlled substances). The day will come,” he said.
Cities cannot be less restrictive with state issues or state laws.
“In this particular situation, we can’t be less restrictive, but we can be more restrictive,” Perry said. “We are going to be requiring it to be a licensed pharmacy. My reason for that … it is a prescription.”
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