SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The wait is almost over for anyone who wants medical marijuana.
It’s not legal yet, but the City of Savannah had a workshop Thursday night to discuss getting ahead of it.
It’s a joint effort right now between the city and the Savannah Police Department to establish regulations and examine where the dispensaries can be located.
This will only be prescription-based medicinal marijuana in oil form. It will be a low level of THC that isn’t smokable, vapeable or edible.
There was lengthy discussion on how the city can make sure this process is inclusive.
Some council members aren’t in favor of the process so far.
“It’s a little biased…discriminatory and what have you. It’s only gonna benefit those six companies as far as economics that are concerned,” said Post 2 At-Large Alderwoman Alicia Miller Blakely.
Only 6 companies will be able to distribute in the state, but there can be multiple vendors within the city.
There’s also a regulated number of people who can have grow licenses.
“The state has allowed these dispensaries to operate. They’ve selected a certain number. We can’t speak to that process, but we want to make sure we are prepared,” said Jay Melder, the city manager.
The City of Savannah is just getting ahead of the next legislative session by figuring out where the dispensaries will be located. The preliminary proposal is downtown outside of savannah’s alcohol overlays.
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