Gulf County bans medical marijuana dispensaries

GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Gulf County Commissioners have officially banned medical marijuana dispensaries in the county.

Gulf County leaders have decided to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their area. (MGN)

With the zoning requirements, there are limited places dispensaries could be located and the county made the decision to ban them altogether. The commissioners ultimately decided the larger counties surrounding Gulf County would be more appropriate for dispensary locations.

"The County Commissioners worked on the issue for several years now, and I know that they all have had separate meetings and really exhausted their research and understanding of the statute, as everybody has in the state, but ultimately they have determined that this was the most appropriate for the values and concerns of Gulf County," Gulf County Attorney Jeremy Novak said.

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