MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Miami Township has extended its ban on medical marijuana production and sales.
Township trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to extend the moratorium by six months.
According to Chris Snyder, Miami Township community development director, officials first banned medical marijuana from being manufactured and sold last year. That moratorium was extended by nine months earlier this year and was getting ready to expire, he added.
The new extension lasts six months. That gives officials time to propose new zoning regulations to the township’s zoning commission, Snyder said. Those regulations would specifically apply to facilities manufacturing and selling medical marijuana, he added.
This time period has allowed township leaders to wait and see what regulations would come from the state level before making a final decision, Snyder explained.
While no medical marijuana companies have tried to open facilities in town, township officials want to be ready if they do, Snyder added.
“I think every community is looking at the different aspects of it,” he said. “I think that’s part of the concern with wanting to wait to