The Oberlin Review

Council Mulls Bringing Medical Marijuana to Town

Council Mulls Bringing Medical Marijuana to Town

April 14, 2017

City Council is considering bringing the medical marijuana industry to Oberlin in hopes of revitalizing the local economy. Councilmembers in favor of a resolution allowing manufacturers and distributors to set up camp in town are hopeful that others will get on board with the proposal. A law passed in Columbus last fall legalized medical marijuana in Ohio, making it available to patients with 23 specific conditions including HIV and AIDS, spinal cord disease and injury, Crohn’s disease and posttraum...

Food Truck Debate Ongoing, City Council Divided

Mark Chesler, Local resident

March 6, 2015

Prepared remarks delivered at Feb. 2, 2015 Oberlin City Council and Feb. 4, 2015 Oberlin Planning Commission meetings. To the Editors: On Oct. 22, 2014, and Nov. 5, 2014, an obstinate Oberlin Planning Commission tabled adoption of the draft mobile food truck vehicle regulations prepared by the city of Oberlin’s professional planning staff. Lacking a scintilla of supporting empirical evidence or comparative data, Oberlin Planning Commission member Bryan Stubbs asserted the proposed nominal $500 annual food truck vehicle permit fee would pose an insuperable obstacle to prospective entrepreneurs. An explanatory covering memo from Oberlin Planning Director Gary Boyle, attached to the draft mobile food truck vehicl...

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