St. Cloud passes zoning recommendations for THC and CBD salesPosted by On

ST. CLOUD ― The St. Cloud Planning Commission on Tuesday passed zoning restrictions on the sale of certain cannabinoid products, including hemp-derived THC and CBD, which will later go to the St. Cloud City Council for discussion. Under the restrictions, licensed retailers would not be able to sell THC and CBD products within 1,320 feet of schools or other cannabinoid retailers, nor will they be able to sell within 350 feet of places of worship or parks.

Last month the planning commission tabled discussions on zoning restrictions of cannabinoid products. The original draft ordinance effectively eliminated sales in most of St. Cloud by requiring retailers be at least 1,320 feet from public parks, schools, places of worship and other cannabinoid sellers.

Tobacco and liquor sales do not have similar zoning restrictions in St. Cloud, with the exception of licensed liquor sales within 1,500 feet of St. Cloud State University.

A map of St. Cloud's main corridor shows in red where a retailer would be unable to sell CBD or THC products. Blue lines not within a red buffer indicate commercial zoned parcels that would allow for those sales, given there is not another retailer within 1,320 feet.

Minnesota legalized the sale of certain hemp-derived cannabinoid products like THC gummies and drinks in July. St. JosephSartellCold Spring and St. Augusta have already imposed moratoriums on THC sales. Waite Park is considering a moratorium as well.

Becca Most is a cities reporter with the St. Cloud Times. Reach her at 320-241-8213 or Follow her on Twitter at @becca_most

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