Bellville sets public meeting for input on marijuana dispensary – Richland Source

BELLVILLE — The village of Bellville has scheduled a public meeting for community members to voice their opinions on the operation of a marijuana dispensary within village limits.

The meeting will take place March 21 at 5:30 in the Village of Butler’s Community Room, located at 111 W. Elm Street in Butler.

“Thanks goes to Mayor Dingus of Butler for providing a large enough wonderful space to host this meeting,” Bellville Mayor Teri Brenkus wrote in a public notice.

@media ( min-width: 300px ){.newspack_global_ad.scaip-1{min-height: 100px;}}

Last year, Ohio-based Standard Wellness applied for a permit to operate a marijuana dispensary on the north edge of the village, near the OH-97/I-71 interchange.

A vote by the village planning commission on whether to grant Standard Wellness a conditional use permit tied 2-2. A few weeks later, village council imposed a six-month moratorium on cannabis sales in January.

The moratorium came after several community members asked council to immediately ban marijuana sales in the village. Council members saying they wanted more community input on the matter.

“We just want the process to slow down so the community has time to hear all the information,” council member Deb Carver told

Read More Here...