Farmington Council Approves Medical Marijuana Ordinance, Karsch Crosswalk Funding

(FARMINGTON) – After amending the original ordinance last month, the Farmington City Council approved new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries during Thursday night’s work session. The amendment involved setting the buffer zone dispensaries must have between them and schools, day-cares and churches at 1,000 feet instead of the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation of 500 feet. City administrator Greg Beavers said the council unanimously voted for the extension of the buffer zone.

Individuals can begin applying for medical marijuana licenses in August. Also at the meeting, the board approved the use of leftover state funding to support the construction of a crosswalk on Karsch Boulevard at Walton Drive. Beavers said they hoped to also start on a crosswalk at Potosi Street as well, but had to prioritize Walton Drive.

Before the meeting, Mayor Larry Forsythe called for a moment of silence in memory of the child who died in the horse and buggy accident on Highway OO Thursday morning.