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County takes steps toward cannabis ordinance

At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners heard about a rough draft of a potential ordinance to develop guidelines for the sale of cannabis products in the county.

The proposed ordinance would set limits on hours of sales, as well as place and manner of operations for businesses. It sets preliminary registration requirements and license fees and sets guidelines for compliance checks, including possible administrative fees for failed compliance.

County Attorney Nick Anderson stated that state statute dictates that cannabis sales can only take place in a specialized store, and cannot be over-the-counter at a gas station, tobacco store or other general retail store.

The board approved a motion to allow the county’s cannabis policy committee to set potential public hearing dates on the proposed ordinance.

More from Tuesday’s meeting appears in the July 19 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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