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As Florida voters await the November election to decide on legalizing the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis, the Orlando City Council has voted to impose a temporary moratorium on the opening of “certain new cannabis dispensing facilities.” The moratorium is scheduled to expire on January 1, 2017.

Council also voted that planning officials must recommend permanent land development regulations for cannabis dispensing facilities by December 1, 2016.

The moratorium is meant to give the City time to research the “impacts of cannabis dispensing facilities …”

You can read the ordinance in fully by clicking HERE or scrolling through it below.


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  1. Maybe they’ll put one in the Creative Village Food Hall thing that everyone’s whispering about

  2. Dispensaries are hardly anything scary to worry about. Hopefully they don’t all get banished to the far reaches of town. We don’t mind selling booze on every block, what’s different about marijuana?

  3. Agreed. At least we have lesser sentences in the last few months as progress. There is a matter of time I just keep repeating.

  4. Sounds to me like they are getting ready for the industry to open up. It darn well should be, because we can’t live in the hypocrisy anymore.

  5. Medical Marijuana in Florida is a sham. VERY few will be allowed to access it. Very few counties and municipalities will allow the dispensaries.

  6. This makes me cry . Some of us got hooked on pharmaceuticals and have been through hell and back and know what helps us. ✌?️