The words we heard from our mayor, Rob Duncan, when he was running against Sue Lesch were jobs, jobs, jobs.
Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan's veto on welcoming a medical-marijuana cultivation facility stands.
Most common governmental response to medical marijuana has been to slam on the brakes until municipal rules are set.
Five reconsideration votes would override the mayor’s veto, making the legislation law.
Council members respond to Mayor Duncan’s statements about a medical marijuana cultivation business in Norwalk.
The mayor has 10 days in which to file his veto. Council must act on it, or essentially take another vote, at its next session.
Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan says “every job is not right for this community.”
Norwalk city council members chime in with their possible decisions.
Proposed legislation prohibiting cultivation, processing and retail dispensing won't be on agenda Tuesday.
“Even though medical marijuana has been legalized in Ohio, marijuana remains illegal under federal law because it is classified as a ‘Schedule I’ controlled substance. Being classified as a Schedule I controlled substance limits the research and testing that can be done.”
Castle: “Having two polar opposite ordinances simultaneously is confusing and only serves to muddy the waters of this debate.”
Norwalk residents and council members discuss the issue for nearly 90 minutes before 4-2 vote; second reading takes place in two weeks.
Should we let medical-marijuana cultivation facilities in our town?
City residents encourage council to consider allowing cultivation facilities.
“As far as council support goes, I haven’t heard anyone say no.”