Board of Supervisors sets public hearing for June 20 on proposed Medical Cannabis Ordinance

Published 12:25 pm Thursday, May 19, 2022

OXFORD, MISS. — The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors set a public hearing for June 20 to address the creation of a Lafayette County Medical Cannabis Ordinance, as well as amendments to the Lafayette County Zoning Ordinance regarding medical marijuana use.

Lafayette County and the City of Oxford automatically opted-in to the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act on May 2 after the state gave municipalities 90 days to opt-out of the program.

The county must now decide where dispensaries and growing facilities can be located, as well as where the consumption of medical cannabis is allowed.

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The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on June 20 at 9 a.m. during its regular meeting to receive input from the community.

“We don’t legally have to hold a public meeting but we want to get input from our residents,” Board President Mike Roberts said.

Topics under discussion at the hearing will include a proposed medical cannabis ordinance to regulate the use of marijuana within the county, as well as amendments to the county’s zoning laws regarding the sale and cultivation of the product.