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Logan County poised to approve rezoning request permitting medicinal Cannabis production

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[September 15, 2014]  LINCOLN - This month, Cresco Labs came forward to the Regional Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Cresco Labs has requested that 13.3 acres of land next to the tire shredding plant in Logan County be rezoned from Highway Business to Agriculture. Cresco Labs is currently applying for a medicinal cannabis license with the state. The state government will be granting twenty-one of these licenses later this year.

The Planning Commission and the ZBA both recommended that the land be rezoned. The county board has the final say on the matter.

With no discussion from the board members, the rezoning was tentatively approved with a straw vote. The board will make a final decision later in the month.

Board member Jan Schumacher said she will not be voting to approve a letter of support, which has also been requested from Cresco Labs. I have had constituents contact me to voice their concerns from a philosophical standpoint. I can see the value of medical marijuana, but Im not sure I want to see it in Logan County, said Schumacher.


The remaining board members voted to tentatively approve the letter of support, which will be accompanied by a community benefits agreement.

[By DEREK HURLEY]

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