Trustees block Cambridge-area marijuana dispensary’s plans to open location near Mansfield – AOL

Al LawrenceMarch 7, 2024 at 5:32 AM

A Cambridge company’s plans to open a retail marijuana dispensary near Mansfield have been blocked by township trustees there.

Madison Township trustees voted unanimously at their regular meeting on Monday to pass a resolution that prohibits “adult use cannabis operators and medical marijuana cultivators, processors and retail dispensaries in the unincorporated area of Madison Township.”

Trustees began reviewing a township resolution involving marijuana after officials of Backroad Wellness of Cambridge told the board at its Feb. 5 meeting that the medical marijuana company was looking at Madison Township as a possible location for a new retail facility. Company officials said the firm was allowed to open three more locations under recent legislation governing recreational marijuana and was looking at an undisclosed site where an existing building would be torn down and a new 4,000-square-foot facility would be constructed.

“When these two gentlemen (Backroad Wellness officials) first came, I took the resolution that we had and I sent it to our township representative at the (Richland) County prosecutor’s office. She sent it back to me with that resolution and said if we adopt a resolution we adopt that resolution,” said Trustee Tom Craft.

Backroad Wellness is owned by Pat

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