Springfield City Council discuss proposed regulations for recreational marijuana

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The Springfield City Council is firming up it’s proposed regulations for recreational marijuana. 

Council President Orlando Ramos told 22News the council’s Recreational Marijuana Committee has been sorting out things such as zoning restrictions for these new establishments.

He said Monday night’s discussion largely involved whether or not the city needs a cap on the number of recreational marijuana facilities that can open, or if the city’s other regulations regarding marijuana will do enough to limit them. 

“For example, we have a proximity restriction between establishment and establishment, where they cannot be located within 300 feet of each other. So that in itself will limit the number of establishments,” said Ramos.

Springfield will be holding a public input session at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to hear from residents about the proposed regulations. 

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