Bensalem Council gets close to medical marijuana ordinance

Bensalem Council was close to an agreement on how to handle medical marijuana facilities last week with a proposed ordinance regulating them. According to Bensalem Solicitor Joseph Pizzo, the current zoning code does not provide for the specific uses created by Act 16 of 2016, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law. The proposed ordinance would create guidelines…

Middletown adopts medical marijuana ordinance

The Middletown Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 for Middletown to allow up to one marijuana grower-processor and one dispensary in the township. The dissenter, Tom Tosti, said the ordinance was too restrictive. “I support the direction we’re heading, but I think we’re limiting ourselves,” he explained. “I want to do more for this, because it…

Bensalem Council to consider ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities

Bensalem Council members discussed passing an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities in the township during their meeting last week. This is not a new idea for Lower Bucks municipalities. Since Pennsylvania legislators passed the Medical Marijuana Act last year, Warminster, Lower Southampton, Falls Township and Northampton have passed ordinances to regulate zoning for growing…

Lower Southampton gets ready for medical marijuana

Lower Southampton officials passed an ordinance that will regulate zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities in the township this week. That makes the municipality the second in Bucks to take proactive measures before medical marijuana dispensaries start popping up throughout the state. Warminster passed a similar ordinance earlier in September. “Having something on…