Mayor H.B. “Rob” Robinson: “If it does help people and it stops the suffering, I think we should seriously consider it.”
Mike Ferguson @mikewferguson
DAVENPORT — City Commissioners have had a change of heart in Davenport on one issue — at least temporarily.
The commission was scheduled to make Davenport the first city in Polk County to finalize a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries when the issue came up on the April 2 agenda. The measure instead was tabled for a later date.
“It just seemed like the right thing to do at this time,” Mayor H.B. “Rob” Robinson told The Ledger. “Being a policeman, it’s hard to change my stance. When you take certain things away from the plant, the oils can be beneficial. Watching my mother and my wife’s mother suffer through cancer, this maybe could have helped.”
The commission did approve the first reading in March by a 3-1 vote. Then Commissioner Abel Gonzales was the lone dissenting vote. Gonzales did not seek re-election and his seat has since been assumed by Brandon Kneeld.
“Sixty to 70 percent of