Justices of the Peace deny permit for medical marijuana facility in Washington County

Posted: December 22, 2017 at 1:09 a.m.

Washington County's Quorum Court

Washington County's Quorum Court denied 11-3 Thursday a permit for a proposed marijuana cultivation facility near Lincoln and Cane Hill.

Background

The Medical Marijuana Commission began taking applications to license five cultivation sites and 32 dispensaries in June. The commission was expected to award licenses sometime after Sept. 18, which was the deadline for applications. A decision about the permits is expected in February. Voters approved an amendment legalizing medical marijuana for patients with certain qualifying medical conditions last year.

Source: Staff report

How they voted

The Washington County Quorum Court denied a permit for Native Flower, a proposed medical marijuana manufacturing center near Lincoln and Cane Hill. Justices of the peace voting against a permit were Republicans Bill Ussery, Fred Rausch, Butch Pond, Joe Patterson, Joel Maxwell, Lisa Ecke, Robert Dennis, Alicia Deavens and Harvey Bowman and Democrats Ann Harbison and Sue Madison. Justices of the peace voting for the permit were Democrats Joseph Kieklak, Eva Maidson and Daniel Balls. Justice of the Peace Tom Lundstrum was absent.

Source: Staff report

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