Coburg to ban medical pot vendors

Coburg to ban medical pot vendors

On a 5-1 vote, Coburg City Council voted in support of a ban, saying it didn't have time to study how to regulate dispensaries.

“I’m not opposed to the uses of medical marijuana,” said Councilor Jerry Behney, who supported the moratorium. “I’m just a little cautious with the speed at which we have to make these decisions and not having any other input.”

Cities have shown themselves not of like mind on the issue — some opting for the ban to give them more time to figure out how they want to regulate such establishments. Others have chosen to forgo a moratorium, sometimes out of concern that a ban could put them at an economic disadvantage to neighboring communities that would be welcoming to such new businesses.

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