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Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

February 5, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewsapers.com Sunset Hills has a 500-foot buffer for medical marijuana facilities after the Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Dec. 10 to establish an ordinance regulating medical marijuana facilities in the city. Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn, Ward 2 Alderman Steve ...

State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 4, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received 2,267 ap...

Secretary of state warns of online misinformation with South County GOP legislators

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

November 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joined local legislators for a town hall last month, discussing online misinformation, medical marijuana, election security, the 2019 legislative session and more. Reps. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills; Michael ...

Sunset Hills sets up marijuana laws in advance of state’s approval of dispensaries

Sunset Hills sets up marijuana laws in advance of state’s approval of dispensaries

November 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com As the state prepares to issue licenses for medical marijuana facilities through the end of the year, Sunset Hills is updating its zoning ordinance in case one wants to set up shop in the city. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted un...

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

Public hearings set for first St. Louis County medical marijuana dispensaries, Delmar Gardens expansion

October 11, 2019

The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on its first requests for medical marijuana dispensaries, along with changing county sign regulations, a Cafe Telegraph parking expansion and expanding the Delmar Gardens facility in Fenton. The planning panel will meet for th...

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13 million in application...

St. Louis County receives dozens of proposals for marijuana sites, with most in South County

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Despite not having its own approved ordinances in the books, St. Louis County received over 30 applications for medical marijuana facilities as the state’s deadline for applications for marijuana operators came and went last week ...

Trakas, Fitch reject lowering buffer for medical marijuana

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 21, 2019

Update: At the Planning Commission's Aug. 19 meeting, the commission voted to expand the buffer for all medical marijuana facilities to 1,000 feet.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County still doesn’t have zoning in place for marijuana facilities after three Cou...

St. Louis County won’t have cannabis zoning in time

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 31, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County won’t have zoning in place as the state’s medical marijuana licensing process kicks off this week. The county Planning Commission is heading back to the drawing board on its proposed medical marijuana amendments to ...

Crestwood prepares for medical marijuana businesses

Crestwood prepares for medical marijuana businesses

July 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The state began accepting applications for medical marijuana businesses this year after voters approved legalizing it last year, and Crestwood is ready in case one wants to come to town. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted in March...

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