West Chester starts process to completely ban medical pot businesses

West Chester Twp. trustees are beginning the process to completely ban medical marijuana businesses from operating within the township.

The trustees have determined businesses that want to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana have no place within the township. Now they must create zoning text amendments to ensure none can operate here.

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Trustee Board President Mark Welch recently said there are other communities nearby that will allow medical marijuana businesses, but there are just too many unknowns about the issue to allow it in West Chester Twp.

“There are many, many ways that I want West Chester to be an early adopter and a trailblazer, but this isn’t one,” he said. “There’s just too many what-ifs. The fact that federally it’s still illegal, the impact on other businesses, there’s just too many places we don’t have clarity to allow it.”

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