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 I’m 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
[By DEREK HURLEY]
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