The town of Killington, Vermont is mulling a proposed ordinance that would ban medical cannabis dispensaries from locating there. The proposal would also set penalties for the use of marijuana in a public place within city limits.
“The purpose of this dispensary ordinance, there’s been some discussion about the medical marijuana side and having dispensaries in town,” Town Manager Chet Hagenbarth told local media.
Hagenbarth said that he drafted the ordinance after the subject of medical marijuana dispensaries was discussed at a meeting of the Killington Select Board. The proposed ordinance was discussed by the Select Board at its meeting on July 16. The board decided, without a vote, to hold a public hearing on the ordinance. The hearing has been scheduled for the Select Board meeting to be held on August 20.
Town Leaders Seek Public Input
Although a public hearing is not required for the board to pass the ordinance, Hagenbarth said that the practice has been recommended and is typical for the community. If the ordinance is passed by the board, the town manager said it would not go into effect for 60 days, giving any residents who may be opposed to the plan to file a