Rapid City Legal & Finance Committee approve 2nd reading of ordinance banning alcohol at marijuana dispensaries – KNBN NewsCenter1 – Newscenter1.tv

November 16, 2022

RAPID CITY, S.D.– Rapid City’s Legal & Finance Committee approved the 2nd reading of an ordinance banning the sale of alcohol at marijuana dispensaries on Wednesday.

It also allows flexibility for medical cannabis establishments, giving license-holders an additional year to begin operations.

Director of the Rapid City Attorney’s Office Joel Landeen said the extra time would allow owners more time for production before their license expires.

But with recreational marijuana failing in the recent election, is the ordinance banning alcohol at dispensaries still relevant?

Landeen said, “Sure, because there are still dispensaries. And actually, you know, we’ve had one request for an alcohol license at a medical dispensary. So it still would be relevant.”

The ordinance will have its final reading before the full council on Monday. If approved, it would go into effect 30 days after publication.

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