Council approves rezoning for medical marijuana cultivation facility in Lamar

A medical marijuana cultivation facility may be coming to Lamar, Missouri after all.

Lamar City Administrator Russ Worsley says during their meeting on Tuesday, the Lamar City Council approved rezoning of the old King Cash Saver building for use as a cultivation facility.

The council voted to set the distance a medical marijuana facility has to be away from a church, school or daycare to 750 feet.

Now, the group that requested the rezoning, Mo Big Properties, has to get a license for the facility from the state.

This decision goes against recommendations by the Lamar Planning and Zoning Committee, which voted against the rezoning request. They recommended a 1,000 foot buffer between a facility and a church, school or daycare.

It’s not often the council goes against the committee’s recommendations, but Worsley says after the Planning and Zoning meeting last week, they saw a lot of support for the facility from people in the community.

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