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City of Canton Passes Comprehensive Licensing System for Medical Marijuana Entities

By Devan Weckerly
Released/Published: May 26, 2017

CANTON, Ohio — 

On May 22, 2017, the City of Canton adopted an ordinance amending Part Seven, Business Regulations Code of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Canton by enacting Chapter 789 "Medical Marijuana Entities" to create a comprehensive licensing system for marijuana entities in the City of Canton. A copy of Ordinance 2017-119 is attached.

The passing of this ordinance follows the September 8, 2016 passing of Ohio House Bill 523, which approved a Medical Marijuana Control Program, under which licensed medical marijuana cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and testing laboratories could legally operate within the state of Ohio.

This comprehensive licensing system will ensure that medical marijuana cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and testing laboratories located in the city of Canton operate in a safe and secure manner.

An application form for licensure within Canton city limits is currently being drafted, and once completed, will be posted on the City of Canton website.

Please direct questions to the Office of the Mayor, 330.438.4307

Ordinance 119-2017.pdf