Kettering Asst. City Manager recommends ban on marijuana

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A moratorium on medical marijuana in Kettering is about to expire in May so tonight the city is revisiting the issue.

The Kettering Assistant City Manager gave a presentation at Monday’s meeting, where he recommended the city ban medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivators and processors.

Currently, the city has a moratorium on medical marijuana in place, which expires on May 31st. The city will soon have to decide whether to take action on this issue.

If they do nothing after the moratorium expires, medical marijuana businesses would be allowed in city. If they do decide to take action, they can either place another moratorium in place or they can choose to enact a permanent ban.

Based on the research he’s complied, Assistant City Manager Steve Bergstresser says medical marijuana wouldn’t be a good fit for Kettering.

“We feel we have been educated enough through looking at what other states have gone through that have enacted marijuana regulations,” Bergstresser said. “You know we feel comfortable recommending that our council enact a prohibition of medical marijuana.”

There were some residents at the meeting for medical marijuana. They didn’t want to talk on camera but tell me they believe it could offer some economic benefits to the area.

Bergstresser says in the coming the city will likely take permanent action on this issue.

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