Cottonwood County Commissioners took steps toward setting guidelines for cannabis retail in the county at Tuesday’s meeting.
The board determined that any ordinances on the regulation of legalized cannabis should come from the county first, particularly since the county would oversee townships.
The recreational use of cannabis will become legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1. However, County Attorney Nick Anderson said the potential for retail sale of cannabis in the state may not come until 2025.
The board appointed the commissioners from Districts 1 and 3, as well as the county sheriff and county attorney to be part of a committee to work toward development of ordinances regulating the sale of cannabis. It was noted that the state would likely be in charge of licensing retail cannabis sales.
More from Tuesday’s meeting will appear in the June 28 print and e-editions of the Citizen.