Medical marijuana dispensaries up for discussion in Indian River County

Posted at 7:15 AM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 10:39:40-04

On Tuesday, Indian River County will discuss new rules to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries can open up. 

However, all of this depends on what voters decide when they head to the polls in November.


The agenda states that commissioners will have a final hearing Tuesday to “establish regulations for medical marijuana treatment centers.”

On Sept. 20, the board conducted the first of two public hearings to consider a land development amendment to establish medical marijuana treatment center regulations. 

The board considered the proposed amendment and voted 5-0 to consider adoption of the amendment on Oct. 11.

After the September hearing, staff and the county attorney worked to properly define what constitutes a “medical marijuana treatment center.”