Niles Would Allow Dispensaries Along The 11th Street Commercial Corridor And In The Industrial Park Or On Industrial Property, Where The Four Other Types Of Medical Marijuana Businesses Could Locate.

Niles pot sniffing device Dispensaries are the one type of business that were proposed to be allowed downtown. “I won’t vote for any ordinance if we’re going to put the things downtown,” said council member Bob Durm at a recent council meeting, in a discussion about dispensaries. “I don’t think they belong in our downtown.” Vitale said eligible area for medical marijuana businesses downtown is greatly limited because of the presence of the Niles District Library on Main Street. The proposed ordinance incorporates a state law that requires a 1,000-foot drug-free zone around any school or library, she said. And now Vitale is recommending that the planning commission approve two redevelopment zones downtown as part of the city’s master plan. The designation of the zones could make the city eligible for various funding opportunities, she said, some of which could be federal. To make sure the areas are eligible for federal money, the plan is to Green Rush exclude medical marijuana businesses. She described the proposed redevelopment zones as running between River and Fifth Street and Wayne and Broadway, and down Third Street from Broadway to Bond. Niles would allow dispensaries along the 11th Street commercial corridor and in the industrial park or on industrial property, where the four other types of medical marijuana businesses could locate. Only two dispensaries are proposed for the city, which council members seemed to agree on as a good number. The number of the other types of businesses would not be capped.

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