Kettering one step closer to banning medical marijuana businesses long term

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The temporary ban on medical marijuana cultivation and dispensing in Kettering will expire in May. 

Friday night, city employees will make a case for why they believe medical marijuana related businesses would be bad for Kettering. 

The presentation will happen around 7:30 in the council chambers.

Over the last year, government officials in Kettering have banned any medical marijuana business, citing a lack of legal regulations at the state level. 

“There have been a lot of unknowns. It’s a new program to the state,” said Steve Bergstresser, Kettering’s assistant city manager.

With some communities like Yellow Springs preparing to get into the medical marijuana business, it doesn’t seem like that would fly in Kettering. 

City officials will suggest that medical marijuana facilities will be bad for the community.

“We are looking at it from a land use perspective. Also from a legal perspective and a potential public safety perspective,” said  Bergstresser

The same thing happened in Huber Heights. A city where one business wanted to establish a packing facility. 

“I feel like it was a bad move for our community in Huber. I feel it would of stimulated the economy a little bit. As well as pay some bigger dividends to assisting the medical field and maybe do some healing,” said Joe Ashmore, a Huber Heights resident. 

2 NEWS will be at the meeting and will update you tonight. 

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