Washington County residents offered varying opinions on whether the county should allow marijuana to be legally grown and sold at a special meeting for the public Wednesday at the Nashville Community Center. (Until January 1, 2020, production and sales are limited to medical use).
Following comments from the public, Zoning Administrator Matt Bierman conducted an informal poll that showed 12 against the county allowing it, and 8 in favor of allowing it. Most of the approximately 60 people attending did not vote.
The vote is not a binding action to the Zoning Board, which will make a recommendation to the County Zoning Board Committee, which will make a recommendation to the County Board.
By January 1, the County Board must pass an ordinance if its wants to “opt out” of allowing marijuana-related businesses. If it takes no action, the county will automatically be subject to marijuana businesses.
To read the full article on the meeting, pick up this week’s issue.