City prepares for medical cannabis law, passes act unanimously

MORGANTOWN — Three new land uses tied to implementation of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act were unanimously passed on first reading during Tuesday’s regular Morgantown City Council Meeting.
Morgantown Development Services Director Chris Fletcher said the city is being proactive in its approach after lessons learned from the 2001 legalization and rollout of limited video lottery establishments.
“Most, if not all, municipalities across the state did not properly track, plan or prepare for the state’s implementation of the legalization of video lottery establishments,” Fletcher said, noting the zoning regulations passed by many cities to accommodate LVLs ended up creating a number of legal, pre-existing nonconforming uses.
The medical cannabis act creates three new land uses:

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