Nov. 14—The Mitchell City Council will consider approving the first medical marijuana dispensary application on Monday at City Hall.
The application that the council will consider approving at Monday’s 6 p.m. meeting was submitted by Jordon Raftis, whose business would be called “Superior Buds,” if approved. During the city’s first application window that stretched from Oct. 7 to Oct. 29, Raftis submitted the lone application, City Attorney Justin Johnson noted in his memo to the council.
Mitchell’s first application for a dispensary comes after the state lawmakers officially finalized its regulations for local governing bodies.
Among some of the city’s notable regulations that medical marijuana dispensary businesses must abide by includes employing staff at least 21 or older, following the signage rules and being within at least 300 feet away from an educational institution, religious institution, childcare center (excluding family residential childcare), preschool, nursery, detention facility and mental health facility.
Raftis is seeking to operate out of 1005 E. Spruce St., which is a strip mall located near Walmart. Raftis’ dispensary name, Superior Buds, does not include the words “marijuana” or “cannabis,” which the city’s ordinance states an establishment may not display, including “other words commonly used to identify marijuana.”
The application fees for the