medical marijuana

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During a Wednesday meeting, the Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission discussed how far future medical marijuana facilities should be placed away from churches, schools, and daycares in the city.

City of Cape Girardeau

Each month, we sit down with Cape Girardeau mayor Bob Fox for an update on what's happening in city government. In our latest conversation, we discussed the FY2020 budget, as well as medical marijuana buffer zones for future facilities. 

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The city of Cape Girardeau has a decision ahead of them, which could affect how potential businesses come to the city.

City Planner Ryan Shrimplin says staff in his department hope to gain direction from the City Council by their June 3rd meeting on the subject of so-called “buffer zones” for medical marijuana facilities. These zones would apply to both dispensaries and cultivators growing medical marijuana within the city.

Cairo Reaches Agreement With Medical Marijuana Grower

Aug 1, 2014
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Cairo may become the home of one of Illinois’ 22 medical marijuana grow operations.

Area 51 Growers, based in New Athens, Ill. and Sikeston, Mo., has reached an agreement with the city to install a $4 million medical marijuana cultivation facility on 10 acres of municipally-owned land. The company will lease the land from the city for 5 percent of its earnings, and put another 5 percent into a non-profit company that will fund community programs like drug treatment centers, food banks, school supply drives and high school dropout prevention. 

Marijuana Legalization Debate Comes To Sikeston

Mar 26, 2014
Bailey McCormick

Around 30 people gathered in Sikeston Tuesday night to listen and debate the potential legalization of marijuana in Missouri.

Some were supportive of medical use of marijuana like Brandy Johnson of Bernie, Mo. Johnson’s son, Tres, has a rare medical condition that at one point caused him to have more than 300 seizures daily.

Johnson argued that the use of medical marijuana oils could help her son’s severe medical condition.