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Codington’s medical marijuana ordinances move toward finalization

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Codington County is working on finalizing its medical marijuana facility ordinances, which might look like this one in the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Reserve.  Anthony Flute, a manager at Native Nations Cannabis, trims young marijuana plants in this picture.  Codington County's regulations are due for final approval on September 7th.

The county’s proposed regulations that would regulate medical marijuana companies have moved one step closer to reality.

Codington County’s Zoning Officer Luke Muller discussed medical cannabis regulations at the Codington County Commission’s first reading session this week.

Some of the rules and definitions have been adjusted during the process. But when it comes to rural parts of Codington County, under the proposed regulations, there will be no more than one pharmacy at a time.

Cities and municipalities are not bound to this number.

In addition, pharmacies must not be located within 300 meters of public or private schools, established residential buildings, churches, public parks or daycare centers.

Discussion at Tuesday’s district assembly was minimal and Muller simply read the titles of the ordinances and said they would be presented for possible final approval during a joint meeting with Watertown City Council at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7th at City Hall.

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