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Miamisburg votes to ban medical marijuana, joins others in Dayton area

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 6:39 PM
By: Nick Blizzard - Staff Writer

Miamisburg has approved a ban on medical marijuana.

The city council voted Tuesday night to join other area communities like Oakwood, Huber Heights and Butler Twp. in rejecting the issue.

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The state last year legalized the drug for medical use. However, Miamisburg’s legislation to “prohibit cultivators, processors or retail dispensaries” of medical marijuana indicates it “remains classified as a Schedule I controlled substance” under federal guidelines.

Beginning more than a year ago – before medical marijuana became legal in Ohio - the city approved two moratoriums against it, the second of which expires next month, records show.

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Moraine is considering a ban similar to the one approved by Miamisburg.

Some communities – Riverside, German Twp., Dayton, Yellow Springs, Mad River Twp., Monroe and Carlisle, among them - have allowed proposals for cultivation sites to move forward.

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