Madison Twp. trustees discuss potential marijuana dispensary – Richland Source

MADISON TOWNSHIP — Brian Hennessey and Jonathan Mayle hope to open a 4,000 square-foot marijuana dispensary in Madison Township.

The Backroad Wellness team asked trustees and meeting attendees on Monday if the township would be open to a medical and recreational dispensary.

“I know it’s brand new and people are kind of scared of it, so I wanted to come talk to you guys about it and answer any questions,” Hennessey said.

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“If we have the community’s support, we’d like to put a letter of intent on the property we’re looking at and apply for a license with the state in June.”

Trustees voted against medical marijuana facilities in 2018. Chair Tom Craft said he will ask the township’s legal counsel if that resolution is still valid.

“I can’t make any promises until we find out if this resolution is still going to apply,” he said. “Because if it’s still in effect, it’s a moot point.”

Hennessey didn’t disclose what location Backroad Wellness is looking at, though he said it was in a “high-traffic area” and that the business plans to demolish the existing structure and build a new building if it

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