Medical Marijuana Regulations Discussed at Branson Planning Meeting

by: Marina Brett

Medical marijuana regulations were the topic of discussion during a recent Branson Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

The committee did not conduct a vote during last weeks meeting, which served as an informational forum, according to online media reports.

Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 in 2018, which legalizes medical marijuana for certain purposes. Officials said the board cannot prevent dispensaries from opening in Branson but can set some rules in local ordinances.

Zoning and supplemental use standards changes are set to go before the city’s planning commission on Aug. 6, before going to the board of aldermen for a first reading on Aug. 13.