Marple’s Board of Commissioners Approves New Regulations for Medical Marijuana Facilities


Marple Township's Board of Commissioners

Marple’s Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved new regulations to govern the anticipated applications for medical marijuana growing and processing facilities in the Delaware County township, writes Leslie Krowchenko for the Daily Times.

The Medical Marijuana Act was passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in April last year. According to the bill, all dispensaries and grower/processors have to be registered with the state Department of Health. However, the township has not yet received any applications to open either type of facility within its borders.

According to the new rules, dispensaries can be located in the B-1 Business District, while grower/processors can operate in the I-Light Industrial District. Dispensaries need to have a single secure public entrance along with other security measures to prevent unauthorized access to areas containing medical marijuana.

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Grower/processors will have to allocate an appropriate space for the secure storage of their marijuana seeds, finished products, and other marijuana-related materials. Also, any remnants and byproducts need to be carefully disposed of in line with health department policies.

Other restrictions include preventing either facility from being located within 1,000 feet of an institutional zoning district. These include public, private, and parochial schools, as well as daycare centers.

Read more about the ordinance in the Daily Times by clicking here.

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