Town Of Lyons

Emotions Run High At MMJ Meeting

by Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

Somewhere between 80 to 100 (I stopped counting at 80, while still more looked for seats) people showed up at Town Hall last Wednesday (January 26) to voice their opinions about “regulating or banning” medical marijuana as a business in Lyons. The Town Staff has held three meetings over the last month, to get input from those in the business, their landlords, and private citizens about their feelings on issues such as: creating a licensing board, number of dispensaries, density, distance from schools, hours of operation, appropriate/inappropriate zones, and signage.

While there were vocal and emotional speakers for both sides of this hot-button issue, it didn’t appear that anyone put forth an argument that swayed one side or the other.

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