Medical marijuana dispensaries issue to go on May 3 ballot – Akron Beacon Journal


TWINSBURG – City residents will get the opportunity to decide in the May 3 primary election whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to locate in the C-2 and C-3 commercial/business zoning districts as a conditionally permitted use.

Council on Jan. 11 approved the planning commission’s recommendation to amend Chapter 1151 of the codified ordinances, which would allow such facilities as a conditionally permitted use in those districts.

After a public hearing, Council also OK’d requesting the Summit County Board of Elections to place the zoning issue on the May 3 ballot, as required by the city’s charter.

The ballot language will read as follows: “Shall Ordinance 93-2021 amending Section 1151.05 of the codified ordinances of the city of Twinsburg be amended to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the C-2 and C-3 commercial districts by way of conditional use permit be adopted and approved?”