Township's ordinance amendment opens way for proposed medical marijuana dispensary – Chester County Press

By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

On Oct. 4, 2017, the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors enacted Ordinance No. 272 which amended the township’s zoning ordinance and added provisions governing the location and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the township.

It read: “A medical marijuana dispensary shall not be operated or maintained on a parcel within 250 feet, measured by a straight line in all directions, without regard to intervening structures or objects from the nearest point on the property line of a residentially zoned property or a parcel containing a public, private or parochial school or daycare center.”

At their meeting on Aug. 4, the board approved a text amendment to the ordinance that clears the way for the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary in the township.

The revised amendment now states: “A medical marijuana dispensary shall not be operated or maintained on a parcel within 250 feet, measured by a straight line in all directions, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest point of a residentially zoned and occupied dwelling unit or a parcel containing a public, private or parochial school, or daycare.”

The petition to amend the ordinance was

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